Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BAS) in Workforce Leadership & Applied Learning
The top 5 soft skills companies need most in the coming year include creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, and time management. The Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning degree provides students the chance to learn, grow, develop, and apply these professional skills through on-the-job training.
- Comprehensive curriculum: students take courses from a variety of departments and programs
- 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 prepare you for a change in career or advance into leadership positions with your current employer
- A degree to meet your needs: gain experience working in organizations and developing leadership skill-sets and earn credit for prior learning
- Vocational-oriented: aimed at preparing students for a variety of career paths
About the Program
The Bachelor of Applied Sciences Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning (BAS WLAL) degree program is a flexible degree focused on applied learning and workforce education integration. The BAS-WLAL 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 and workforce demands.
The BAS-WLAL 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 Workforce Leadership & Applied 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: 42 hours
-Applied Learning: 21 hours
-Core Competencies: 21 hours
Foundations of Workforce Leadership (3)
Inclusive Excellence (6)
Creativity and Development (6)
Leadership Communication (6)
-Technical Specialization 36 hours
Education and Innovation
Emergency and Public Services Leadership
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 978-3300, option 2.
Tuition and Fees
Learn more about tuition and fees at Wichita State.
Students enrolled in the Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning program will be assessed a $500 fee each Fall and Spring semester.
Tuition Discount Programs
WSU offers tuition discounts for out-of-state students paying nonresident tuition. Find out more about tuition discounts at WSU.
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. Complete the College of Applied Studies Scholarship Application.
Students graduating with a Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning degree will be
prepared to work a variety of industries and occupations, such as:
-Training and Development Specialist -Organizational Effectiveness professional
-Supervisor/Manager -Organizational Development professional
-Retail Manager -Organizational Leader/Executive
-Consultant -Trainer/Learning Specialist
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.
For more information on minoring in Workforce Leadership, please contact Tierney Mount at email@example.com or (316) 978-3300, option 2. Or, contact your academic advisor.