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 nursing, physical therapy, dental hygiene, communication sciences and disorders, medical laboratory sciences, and physician assistant, it’s no surprise that if you go to any health care facility in the area there’s a WSU graduate nearby. Wichita State sets itself apart by offering the only public university accelerated nursing program in the state, turning students into qualified nurses in less than two years. The college features health science degrees that prepare students to work across a variety of settings, the only physician assistant program in the state, and the only Bachelor of Science program in dental hygiene 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 more real-world experience on and off campus.
Experience is everything in WSU’s College of Applied Studies. That’s why field experience is a vital part of every student’s program of study. The College of Applied Studies offers majors in a variety of areas relating to human development. These include teacher education, other school professions (counseling, educational leadership, educational psychology, school psychology), athletic training, exercise science and sport management. Teacher education majors get extensive hands-on experience in Kansas’ largest and most diverse school district throughout their program, well in advance of their final semester teaching internship. 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 Applied Studies graduates for success in their chosen professions.
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.
Top notch education, nationally recognized programs, esteemed faculty and a long-standing relationship with industry distinguish Wichita State’s College of Engineering from its peers. 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) , the country’s largest aviation research and development institute; as well as Airbus Americas, a world leader in aircraft design, putting state-of-the-art technology and real-world engineering experiences well within reach of our students.
FAIRMOUNT COLLEGE OF
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES
Fairmount College offers undergraduate majors in natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and professional training programs. 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.
As the state’s only comprehensive college of fine arts, WSU brings the 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 have an opportunity to study with two nationally renowned opera stars, Samuel Ramey and Alan Held.
The newest endeavor in the College of Fine Arts is the Introduction of the Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Media Arts. Students in this major can choose an emphasis area in filmmaking, animation, audio production or game design.
DOROTHY & BILL COHEN
The Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College is a home for ambitious, self-aware and multi-faceted students. We entrust our students to take their honors education into their own hands. They enjoy flexible curricula, honors tracks and course foci. The Honors distinction is a supplement to, and enrichment of, one’s undergraduate education. An honors education provides depth and breadth of learning for students of any major through rigorous, interdisciplinary coursework as well as service and leadership opportunities outside the classroom.
HONORS STUDENTS ENJOY…
- A community of high-achieving students
- Small, discussion-based classes and faculty mentorship
- Guidance and financial support for undergraduate research, study abroad, community service experiences and internship
- A local and international professional alumni network
- The Honors lounge, accessible 24/7, with computers, study space and free printing
- Priority enrollment for classes
- An education they design