MajorWorkforce Leadership and Applied Learning

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Applied Science (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. Two concentrations are offered: 

  • Education and Innovation
  • Emergency and Public Service Leadership

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 technical and military training can get you closer to a degree

The Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning and 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 Emergency and Public Service Leadership concentration allows active firefighters, emergency medical services, law enforcement and other public safety professionals to utilize industry specific courses from their community college, technical school or other certified training programs to be applied toward a bachelor's degree program.

Curriculum

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.

Careers

A degree in Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning from Wichita State will equip you with the knowledge, skills and professional connections that’ll prepare you for diverse roles. Graduates are active military personnel and work as firefighters, emergency medical services and technical rescue members, law enforcement and more.

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