COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Experience is everything in WSU’s College of Education. That’s why field experience is a vital part of every student’s program of study. The College of Education offers majors in a variety of areas relating to human development across the lifespan. These include teacher education, other school professions (for example: counseling, educational leadership), athletic training, exercise science and sport management. Teacher education majors get extensive hands-on experience in Kansas’ largest, most diverse school district throughout their program, well in advance of their final student teaching placements. Students in other majors gain field experience in other education settings, conduct research in WSU’s state-of-the-art Human Performance Laboratory, or intern with the top sport organizations in the country. Such experience, combined with a solid foundation of knowledge gained in the classroom, positions College of Education graduates for success in their chosen professions.
COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Located in the state’s health care hub, Wichita State’s College of Health Professions provides students with the skills, hands-on learning, and professional connections essential to success in high-demand, high-paying health careers. With nationally accredited programs in everything from nursing and physical therapy to dental hygiene and physician assistant, it’s no surprise that if you go to any medical clinic, dentist or hospital in the area there’s a WSU graduate nearby. Wichita State sets itself apart by offering the only accelerated nursing program from a state university, turning students into qualified nurses in less than two years. The college features the only physician assistant program in the state and the only bachelor of dental hygiene program at a Kansas Regents university. WSU’s School of Nursing offers an early admission option for freshmen declaring a major in nursing. WSU’s unique relationship with the largest health care community in south central Kansas means that our students have better access to clinical experience and on-campus learning that combine for real-world experience.
W. FRANK BARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
As Kansas’ premier business school, our students have the advantage of stuffing their briefcases (not to mention their résumés) with the valuable experiences, tools and connections only found at Wichita State.
It’s really no surprise that Barton School graduates stand out from the competition. WSU combines the widest range of accredited business degrees in the state with virtually unlimited learning opportunities.
Students may choose to pursue undergraduate degrees in business fields including accounting, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, economics, finance, real estate, decision sciences and management information systems. The Barton School of Business also offers one of the nation’s best graduate programs that allows students to pursue their MBA or EMBA.
Our accreditation through AACSB International puts us among the top 12 percent of all U.S. business schools and we’re ranked among the top 290 business schools in the nation by the Princeton Review.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Top notch education, nationally recognized programs, esteemed faculty and one of the first Engineer of 2020 programs in the country that gives students real-world experience distinguish Wichita State’s College of Engineering from any other college in the nation. WSU offers majors in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering technology, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering and mechanical engineering.
Being located in the state’s center of industry has its advantages too, like offering the largest engineering co-op and internship program in the state and an average of 200 engineering cooperative education program placements per year. In fact, more than 30 percent of the Wichita community’s engineers are WSU graduates.
WSU’s main campus is home to the National Institute of Aviation Research (NIAR) and the Advanced Technology Acceleration Institute (ATAI) putting state-of-the-art technology and industry experts within easy reach of our students.
FAIRMOUNT COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES
Fairmount College offers undergraduate majors in natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and programs of professional training. Students who complete degrees in the liberal arts and sciences develop valuable skills applicable to any profession. By the time you graduate, you will possess proficiency in oral and written communication; analytical thinking and problem solving; interpersonal relationships; global understanding; and the ability to think logically and intelligently about social and moral issues.
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
As the state’s only comprehensive college of fine arts, WSU brings visual and performing arts together through the Schools of Art, Design and Creative Industries; Music; and Performing Arts. Wichita’s strong art community, along with numerous on-campus gallery showings, concerts and performances, give our students limitless opportunities to learn, exhibit and perform. Wichita provides an environment for inspiration to flourish and access to the state’s largest ready-made audience.
The college has exceptional faculty whose work is recognized in arts venues throughout the world. Voice and opera students at Wichita State University have an opportunity to study with two nationally renowned opera stars, Samuel Ramey and Alan Held.
DOROTHY & BILL COHEN HONORS COLLEGE
The Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College at WSU aims to prepare students for innovative intellectual, creative and professional work in a complex society. We sit at the heart of an urban university with high research activity and a commitment to benefit the region and beyond. Honors students reflect these characteristics, while seeking to enrich their lives and the lives of others.
Honors students enjoy:
• Smaller class sizes and closer contact with faculty (average student-to-faculty ratio in Honors courses is 8:1)
• A sense of community with other honors students
• Priority enrollment for classes
• Access to scholarships, travel, internships and community service experiences
• Undergraduate research opportunities to prepare for graduate or professional school and demands of a global society