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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Accelerated Legal Degree

Kansas students seriously considering a law career can now get a year's head start close to home. Wichita State has entered an agreement with the University of Kansas School of Law to offer the Legal Education Accelerated Degree (LEAD) 3 + 3 program.

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Mathematical Foundations of Data Analysis

Data analysis professionals who can apply the principles of data science statistics and analytics and assist with the design and implementation of data systems are in high demand. Wichita State is positioned to prepare them.

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Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics

If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to create your own language or how a language might be modeled computationally for Alexa, Siri or other voice command applications, you might be interested in applied linguistics.

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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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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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