Degree Options



Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences confers the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of General Studies degrees. Each baccalaureate degree requires the completion of a minimum of 124 credit hours, the attainment of an overall grade point average of 2.000 (including transfer work), a grade point average of 2.000 in the major and minor fields of study and a 2.000 WSU grade point average. Thirty hours must be in residency at WSU.

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree requires completion of a minimum of 65 credit hours, including 15 hours in residency at Wichita State University. Fifty of the 65 credits must be from liberal arts and sciences departments. This degree includes the 42 credit hours required in the University's General Education program. A cumulative grade point average of 2.000 is required for the degree as well as a 2.000 for WSU academic work.

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts degrees are offered in anthropology, biological sciences, chemistry, communication, communicative disorders and sciences, computer science, economics, English, geology, history, mathematics, ethnic studies, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, modern and classical languages and literatures and women's studies. All BA degrees include a foreign language requirement.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree is available in biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, geology, mathematics and physics.

Bachelor of General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies degree requires breadth in the distribution of course work and allows for the development of areas of concentration which may be thematically or occupationally related. This degree is available through every college department.


Graduate programs are offered through the Graduate School in many liberal arts and sciences areas. The Master of Arts (MA) may be earned in anthropology, communication (interdisciplinary), criminal justice, English, gerontology, history, social work, sociology and Spanish. The Master of Science (MS) may be obtained in biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics and physics. Specialized master's degrees are available in interdisciplinary studies and public administration. The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is awarded in creative writing. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is offered in chemistry, applied mathematics, and psychology.