MajorWorkforce Leadership and Applied Learning

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BAS) in Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning (BAS-WLAL) is an innovative and flexible degree that emphasizes applied learning, developing soft skills, and preparing students to be leaders in a range of organizations. Students receive individualized degree plans and the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with industry leaders.

Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning is also offered as part of the WSU at McConnell program.

Learn how this degree is the right fit for you.

Military student in the Rhatigan Student Center.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the workforce leadership and applied learning program, you must first be admitted to Wichita State and the College of Applied Studies. 

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Your military training can get you closer to a degree

The Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning is one of a few, select degrees chosen to partner with McConnell Air Force Base. Faculty work alongside active duty military personnel in order to prepare them for careers within and outside of military service.


The Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning degree is 120 credit hours and emphasizes on-the-job training with 21 hours of experiential learning credit, such as internships or apprenticeships. Additionally, the degree requires 21 credit hours of courses, which help develop students’ soft skills, such as communication, leadership, diversity, and creativity.


Thanks to WSU’s extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.

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