Whether it’s writing a press release for a nonprofit association, creating a marketing campaign for a Fortune 500 company, or presenting the latest social media strategy for a government agency, your skills as a communications professional play an integral role in the operation of your organization. The General Program can prepare you for a career in a variety of settings including corporations of all sizes, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

By selecting the General Program, you can tailor your course of study to support your career goals and to allow the flexibility to explore a range of topics through courses from all of Walden’s undergraduate programs. This option may be a great choice if you already hold an associate degree or have a high number of transfer credits.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (45 cr.)
    • Elective courses (85 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*Click here for Required General Education Courses by Program.

First Term Course

Core Courses

Elective Courses

Choose 17 courses from general education, B.S. in Communication, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 25 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Your elective credits should total 85 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor.

Capstone Course


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