The Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a range of degrees combined with the resources and applied learning opportunities found in Kansas' largest city—equipping our graduates for successful careers almost anywhere.

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Begin your future while still in school

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every Fairmount College degree we offer has an applied learning or research opportunity built right into it. This gives Shockers in every major the chance to work for employers in their areas of interest—gaining practical experience, a professional network, college credit and even a paycheck, all while still in school.


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Fairmount College Research Showcase

Fairmount College's 18 departments showcased the research and creative works of their faculty at a public event April 22.

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Fairmount College Dean's Honor Roll

More than 780 Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students earned a spot on the Fall 2021 Dean’s Honor Roll and were recognized in a special ceremony.

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Women's, Ethnicity and Intersectional Studies (WEIS)

The former women’s studies department has reorganized and expanded its curriculum to reflect growing nationwide interest in gender issues and ethnicity.

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Diverse degrees for diverse outcomes.

Building your ideal future starts with any of our quality degree programs spanning the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences and mathematics. If you're ready to gain a broad skill set you can use throughout your life, check out what we offer.

Built for your success

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Advising at Wichita State University is a personalized way to explore options and make good decisions that help you attain your educational and career goals.

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Each year, students receive more than $625,000 in Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences scholarships. In addition, eligible Shockers have access to general scholarships—including freshmen merit scholarships worth up to $24,000.

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Fairmount College supports your journey every step of the way with great resources from tutoring to applied learning opportunities and expert career guidance.

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Fairmount College Research

The faculty and students in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are actively engaged in research projects which add to the body of knowledge in the individual disciplines, serve our community with their expertise, and provide our students with opportunities to engage in applied learning.


Fairmount College Departments

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The Humanities examine all aspects of human culture, thought and language. 

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Majors in this category provide a framework from which to study human development, society and interventions.

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Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Students pursuing these majors will master the inner and outer workings of the natural world—from nanoparticles to complex environmental systems.

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