Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Wichita State students collaborate on a project in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Teaching students to think and lead with hands-on education

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the oldest college at Wichita State, but it has continued to innovate to keep up with our fast-changing world. Encompassing programs from history and mathematics to modern languages, criminal justice and more, Fairmount College prepares students for meaningful careers with a passion to learn, communicate and discover.

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LAS Students
By the numbers

18 – Academic departments in Fairmount College.
$600,000+ – Value of scholarships awarded annually to LAS students.
150 – Programs of study within Fairmount College.

Andrew Hippisley, Dean

“A liberal arts and sciences education is an investment, requiring time and tenacity and depth. The returns on investment are the hard-earned skills of critical and innovative thinking, analyzing, problem solving, collaborating, listening and communicating: These equip our students to pursue a lifetime of fulfillment in the workplace and in society.”

Want to make a major impact?

Our Senior Director of Development, Lynette Murphy, can help connect your passions with opportunities to make a difference. Reach her at lynette.murphy@wichita.edu.

LAS Creative Writing Class
Wichita State University students in one of the College of Liberal Arts and Science applied learning labs

Wichita State University professor Dr. Asmatulu with graduate assistant using nanotechnology in the fight against cancer

A liberal arts and sciences education is priceless

As our world becomes more complex, it demands thinkers and leaders who can meet the moment. A liberal arts education was made for times exactly like these. We teach students to learn, to lead and to think independently and boldly for the betterment of our communities. Your gift keeps this special kind of education accessible and flexible for the leaders who will solve tomorrow’s problems.

At right: Wichita State has a long tradition of faculty who inspire bright, talented and hard-working students to reach their full potential. Watch how Professor Dr. Will Parcell is going above and beyond during an unprecedented time.

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Because of you

Your gift to the Shocker Fund provides flexible resources to meet the changing needs of our students. More students will have access to programs that enhance their college experience, like tutoring, study abroad, applied learning conferences and competitions, and community service opportunities.

Last year, Fairmount College students received $115,319 from more than 1,100 individual gifts. So far this year, students have received $104,385. With your help, we can beat the previous year’s total so that more students will receive the critical support they need. Make your gift to the Fairmount College Shocker Fund today.

On behalf of Wichita State students, thank you Shocker Nation.