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Bachelor of Science in Workforce Administration


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The Bachelor of Science in Workforce Administration (WFA) offers the convenience and flexibility you need to manage your professional, personal and academic responsibilities. You only take one class at a time, allowing you to balance work and family life. The program is also 100% online, so you can complete it when it's convenient for you. Classes are accelerated so qualified transfer students can graduate in as little as 15 months!

This program is designed for you!

Many professional positions require a bachelor's degree. If you are ready to develop your career and prepare for a supervisory or managerial position, we can help. Learn how you can transfer your entire associate of applied science (AAS) degree into a bachelor's degree in Workforce Administration (WFA). 

Prepare for professional advancement or new career opportunities!

You will learn about workforce planning, supervision, resource development, applied technologies, managing operations, and other skills that employers look for when promoting people into administrative positions.

The Workforce Administration major is open to all WKU students (and students who would like to study at WKU). However, the program was designed to meet the unique needs of Transfer Students. If you have completed (or soon will complete) your Associates Degree the WFA program may be for you. Students who have graduated from any KCTCS college with an A.A.S. and transfer to WKU will receive a WFA Scholarship.

Qualified Transfer Students:  To receive all of the benefits of the WFA program transfer students must be fully qualified.

This includes:

  • Graduate with an Associate of Applied Science from KCTCS or other partner Community/Technical College. 
  • Complete all outstanding general education requirements at your local community college. KCTCS will certify you as “Fully General Education Certified” on your official transcript.  Students from other community colleges should consult the WKU Transfer Center about requirements.
  • Apply to WKU. When you apply select Workforce Administration as your major. Select an area of concentration that most closely matches the coursework you completed for your Associates degree.

WFA Scholarship: Lowers tuition price to only $250/credit. This is approximately ½ of the UK (part-time) and WKU (on-line) rates. WFA Scholars also have ZERO textbook costs in the program. All learning materials for WFA courses are provided.

  • Category of Study >>> Bachelor's Degree
  • Planned Course of Study >>> Workforce Administration-Prep - Seeking Admission
  • Concentration >>> Select an area of concentration that most closely matches the coursework you completed for your Associates degree.
  • Primary Location >>> Web (online only)

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Students who transfer to WKU with an applied associate degree (e.g., Associate of Applied Science) receive a 12- hour waiver from the overall upper-level course requirement and 18 hours of program elective credits. WFA elective requirements are fulfilled using specific identified AAS coursework. No minor or second major is required. All students complete the ten-course (30-hour) curriculum.

Core Requirements
WFA 300 Workforce Administration and Practice
WFA 346 Workforce Resource Development
WFA 347 Workforce Linkage and Applications
WFA 348 Workforce Structure
WFA 443 Workforce Planning and Assessment
WFA 444 Workforce Operations and Control
WFA 446 Workforce Reporting and Development
WFA 447 Workforce Processes and Technologies
SPS 300 Systems Thinking
SPS 400 Global Citizenship 
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Phone: (270) 745-5173
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Website: wku.edu/online 

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 Last Modified 8/29/19