Change your world and the world of those around you when you earn your bachelor’s degree within the growing field of education. 

Walden’s B.S. in Educational Studies is a practical, engaging program designed for professionals who are interested in education but are not currently interested in earning a degree to become a licensed teacher.

This degree program offers more transfer of credit opportunities than more-specialized programs, which can save you time and money when earning your degree. Call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 to learn more.

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Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (60 cr.)
    • Elective courses (70 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

You also have the option to pursue an undergraduate minor. Your minor must be in a discipline outside your bachelor’s degree program area. Adding a minor to your program of study allows you to gain multidisciplinary skills that can help you advance toward your professional goals.

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.

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First Term Course

Core Courses

Elective Courses

Choose 10 courses from general education, B.S. in Educational Studies, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 55 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Your elective credits should total 70 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.

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Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 181 total quarter credit hours  $310 per quarter hour $56,110
Technology Fee  Per quarter $120 $1,920
    Total $58,030
    Transfer up to 135 credits  $41,850
    Total with Maximum Transfer Credits $14,740

*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.

Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

*Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,000.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Accelerate Your Degree Completion

In today’s increasingly competitive global society, people of all ages and backgrounds seek to expand their level of knowledge in a variety of non-traditional ways. Turn your love of learning into a career opportunity in the growing field of education.

Expand Your Career Options

Walden’s B.S. in Educational Studies can help prepare you for success in a wide range of areas in the education field, including:

  • Workforce development and training
  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Community programs
  • Tutoring and support services for children and adults
  • Education-business partnerships

Reach Your Potential

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with bachelor’s degrees earned 30% more income, on average over their lifetime, than those who attended college but didn’t finish.* With a bachelor’s degree from Walden, you'll have the essential knowledge and skills you need to succeed. This crucial step in your career could also begin your path of lifelong learning, preparing you to enter a Walden graduate program that can further define or advance a career in education.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Projections, Education pays…, on the Internet at (viewed online April 14, 2010).

When you choose Walden’s B.S. in Educational Studies, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more.

Find out more about what defines Walden’s B.S. in Educational Studies program:

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Critically examine the role of education in a global society.
  2. Reflect on the importance of creativity in the teaching and learning process.
  3. Evaluate the potential impact of educational programs and practices on diverse populations.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to use digital technologies in professional communication, collaboration, and problem solving.
  5. Analyze changes in views of knowledge, learning, and literacy in the 21st century.
  6. Apply principles of learner motivation in evaluating learning environments.
  7. Make effective decisions based on a sound understanding of legal and ethical issues in education.
  8. Integrate and apply educational concepts, using multiple perspectives and procedures, in addressing a selected issue.

For assistance in deciding which online degree program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.