Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BAS) in Organizational Leadership and Learning
All organizations, whether they are governmental agencies, business and corporations, or not-for-profit groups, need employees that are creative, persuasive, have an ability to collaborate, are adaptable, and demonstrate effective time management. The Organizational Leadership and Learning degree provides students the chance to learn, grow, develop, and apply these professional skills through on-the-job training. Degree highlights include:
- Comprehensive curriculum: students may take courses from a variety of departments and programs based upon their schedule, needs, and interests
- Flexibility and on-the-job training: courses provide the opportunity to learn while working in the organization of the student's choice
- Practical skills: courses help students develop their own leadership philosophy, how to work in the modern organizational environment, prepare for a change in career, or advance into leadership positions with their current employer
- A degree to meet your needs: gain experience working in organizations and developing leadership skill-sets and earn credit for prior learning
About the Program
The Organizational Leadership and Learning (OLL) degree program is a flexible degree focused on applied learning and workforce education integration. OLL is 120-credit hour undergraduate degree. Students will have the opportunity to customize their individualized track in consultation with their program advisor. A cornerstone of this degree will be the requirement for students to complete 21-credit hours of experiential learning experiences, which may include paid apprenticeships, internships, clinical rotations, and/or practica and focus on occupational outcomes, such as job and degree integration responding to industry, workforce, or organizational demands.
The OLL degree is an applied degree with the goal of preparing students for a range of career options using the more traditional four-year degree path or through collaborative paths with community colleges and technical schools.
Prospective WSU students:
- Please click here to complete the online admission application.
Current WSU students:
- WSU students with a 2.00 GPA can change their major to Organizational Leadership and Learning through the myWSU portal (Home tab > Student Tools > Change My Major /Minor).
- Student are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor in the program. To schedule an advising appointment, please contact the College of Applied Studies Advising Center at (316) 978-3300, option 2.
Graduation requirements include:
- General Education Requirements: 36 hours
- Electives: 6 hours
- Applied Learning: 21 hours
- Core Competencies: 21 hours
- Foundations of Leadership (3)
- Inclusive Excellence (6)
- Creativity and Development (6)
- Leadership Communication (6)
- Technical Specialization: 36 hours
- Education and Innovation
- Emergency and Public Services
- Hospitality Management
Students will have the opportunity to customize their degree plan in consultation with their program advisor.
To discuss your individual degree plan, please contact Tierney Mount at email@example.com or (316) 978-3300, option 2.
Tuition and Fees
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Tuition Discount Programs
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WSU Merit Scholarships
Students admitted to WSU are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are awarded to both incoming freshman and transfer students. Learn more about merit scholarships at WSU.
College of Applied Studies Scholarships
Both prospective and current majors are eligible for scholarships through the College of Applied Studies. Only one application is necessary to apply for all scholarships available to students in the College of Applied Studies. New Link Coming Soon!
Students graduating with a Organizational Leadership and Learning degree will be prepared to work a variety of industries and occupations, such as:
- Training, Learning, and Development Specialist
- Organizational Effectiveness Professional
- Educational Services
- Private school or child care educator (non-licensure)
- Organizational Development Professional
- Retail Manager
- Organizational Leader/Executive
- Museum and non-profit educators or administrators
- Manufacturer Leader
- Public/Civic Leader
Wichita State’s minor in Workforce Leadership equips students with foundational knowledge for diverse leadership roles in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The minor is a valuable addition for a wide range of majors and careers. The 12-credit hour minor offers students a variety of course options.
For more information on minoring in Workforce Leadership, please contact Tierney Mount at firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 978-3300, option 2. Or, contact your academic advisor.
Students who have had college-level education through traditional or nontraditional means, and can demonstrate achievement, may be eligible to earn credit by following our Credit for Prior Learning pathway.
- Credits from other universities
- Credits from community colleges
- Credits from badge courses
- Licenses and other organizational or industry trainings
If you have any questions about what degrees, certifications, military occupational specialties, or other forms of training qualify for CPL, then please reach out to us.