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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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Perspectives: Reestablishing Reality

Few would disagree that 2020 was a chaotic, confusing year. The next Perspectives series, "Reestablishing Reality," will help participants understand what has happened and reorient them to the realities of 2021.

 
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COVID-19 Dashboard

Assistant Professor of Geology Zelalem Demissie and his students have created a dashboard of data visualizations that chart the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Kansas.

COVID-19 Dashboard

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Teachable Moments

From protein folding to Minecraft, Fairmount College faculty are stretching their teaching skills and finding unique academic opportunities in response to the global pandemic.

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LAS Study Abroad

Through our long-running study abroad programs -- like the Puebla Summer Program and Sister Cities Exchange with Orleans, France -- our students get to combine their studies with international travel.

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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.

Fairmount College Departments

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Humanities

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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