MajorGeneral Studies

A Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) from Wichita State will allow you to focus your studies in multiple areas of interest—equipping you with skills and knowledge tailored to your career goals or graduate school plans. The degree program also offers several pre-structured interdisciplinary field majors in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS).

Learn how general studies is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

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 equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Real-world work outside class helps student gain perspective


Devin Martin began his journey as a general studies major after transferring to WSU from Highland Community College. His struggles have only built character.

Devin says he learned just as much from his time working outside the classroom as he did in class. 

Working in his field while still a student gave him perspective that, combined with technical skills taught by his instructors, helped prepare him to graduate and take on the workforce.


You'll choose a main area of study within the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences—and two additional areas, which may be from any department or college.

Pre-structured LAS majors include:

  • Aging Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Geography
  • German
  • Religion


Thanks to WSU's extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.

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