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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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Perspectives on the Pandemic

Making sense of the issues surrounding the coronavirus can be challenging. Faculty experts in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wichita State University are helping clear the confusion.

The presentations in the Perspectives on the Pandemic Part II feature a political scientist, sociologist, criminologist, health disparities panel and performing arts panel. Each event will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Andrew Hippisley, dean and professor of linguistics.

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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. Unique among maps of this type, Demissie's dashboard includes a time-series map animation. The dashboard provides information about the spread but also allows any WSU-related department to add charts of different kinds. Demissie’s students have also created a full story map to accompany the dashboard with video and other resources.

COVID-19 Dashboard Students' COVID-19 Story Map

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Begin your future while still in school

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience 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.



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.

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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—and other forms of financial aid.

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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.