B.S. in Workplace Training and Leadership (WTL)

Credit Requirements

Credit toward the BS in Workplace Training and Leadership must be earned in two (2) specific areas:

  1. General Education - University requirements for a BS degree: 36 credits minimum (see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog).
  2. Program Core and Electives Coursework - See requirements listed below.

Workplace Training and Leadership (WTL)

The BS in Workplace Training and Leadership is a degree for traditional students and working professionals taught entirely online with face-to-face and virtual advisements. It is sought by individuals interested in organizational learning careers, and by aspirational managers. The BS in Workplace Training and Leadership program is a flexible degree that prepares practitioners to identify and diagnose individual and organizational needs; to design, implement, and evaluate learning, development; and change strategies to improve performance. The degree is comprised of WTL Program Core courses, WTL Approved Elective courses, General Education courses, and Free Electives. The WTL Elective courses will be tailored to the individual’s degree plan to complement the student’s career choice and must be approved by the WTL advisor and may include competency-based experience (CBE) courses, upper and some lower division courses (OLP and non-OLP coursework), and minors in disciplines complementary to the student’s career path. Other courses than those listed for WTL Electives will be considered in consultation with a WTL faculty member.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 33
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

A grade of C- or higher is required for WTL Program Core and WTL Approved Electives.

WTL Program Required Core Courses:36
OLP 3331Theories and Models of Leadership3
OLP 4401Foundations of Human Resource Development3
OLP 4402Designing Training3
OLP 4403Methods of Training3
OLP 4404Evaluating Training3
OLP 4407Instructional Technology in Human Resource Development3
OLP 4409Professional Readings and Writing in Human Resource Development3
OLP 4410Principles of Change3
OLP 4431Workplace Leadership3
OLP 4450Principles of Adult Education3
Two Upper Division OLP Electives 6
WTL Recommended Electives:24
Students are to consult with their faculty advisors to choose 24 credits of courses that will complement their intended career.
Other courses than those listed below will be considered in consultation with a WTL faculty member.
CBE Eligible Students may choose:
Competency-Based Equivalency I
Competency-Based Equivalency II
All students may choose:
Groups and Communication
Foundations of Leadership
Incident Command System Advanced
Individual and Organizational Behavior
Leading in Organizations
Learning Fundamentals
Consulting Skills in Human Resource Development
Special Topics in HRD
Coaching Skills for Leaders
Ethics and Diversity in the Workplace
Reframing Organizations
Employee Engagement and Motivation
Facilitating Adult Learning
Facilities Management
Introduction to Political Philosophy
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Community Planning
Social Psychology
Adult Development and Aging
Learning and Behavior
Classical Social Theory
Free Elective Courses23
The remaining 23 credits will be the student's choice.

 Degree Totals

General Education37
WTL Program Core36
WTL Recommended Electives24
Free Electives23
Total Credits120

 Major Academic Plan (MAP)