Certificate in Great Plains Studies
Fairmount College offers a certificate in Great Plains studies, an interdisciplinary program for undergraduate students. This certificate is for students interested in supplementing their major field of study with a concentration of courses from a number of disciplines focusing on a common topic, the Great Plains. Nondegree adults can earn the certificate for professional or personal enrichment.
Undergraduate students must have a 2.500 overall GPA and sophomore standing. They must maintain at least a 2.500 cumulative grade point average with no grade below C in courses applied toward the certificate.
Students may transfer 3 credit hours of coursework from another institution. Exceptions for additional transfer credit or other exceptions to the certificate requirements will be reviewed by the Great Plains studies coordinator and committee.
The program consists of 15 credit hours.
|Select 15 credit hours from the following courses, including at least two courses in each area||15|
|Field Studies in Geology|
|Geomorphology and Land Use|
|Topics in Botany|
|Field Vertebrate Zoology|
|Great Plains Experience|
|Indians of the Great Plains|
|Archaeology of the Great Plains|
|History of Wichita|
|History of Kansas|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
Courses whose content may emphasize the Great Plains, depending on instructor and semester, may be counted toward the certificate. One or more of these courses may be used to satisfy the general education requirements of the student's major as well (that is, double counting is allowed when possible).
Any substitution of the listed course must be approved by the coordinator and must meet the subject domain distribution requirement.
Courses that do not meet the learning outcomes of the certificate will be taken off the approved course list.
For information and application procedures, please contact: Jay M. Price, coordinator, Great Plains Studies, 316-978-7792.