National research shows that employers consistently seek the following skills in their organizations, which are fundamental to the design of the Interdisciplinary Studies program:

  • The ability to speak and write clearly.
  • The ability to think creatively and evaluate carefully.
  • The ability to “see” a problem, analyze the issues, and solve it.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to use in team-oriented problem-solving.
  • Openness to new ideas and methods and the ability to use new information effectively.
  • Readiness for change and all of the challenges and rewards it brings.

At Walden, you will look at timely issues from different perspectives, gaining the collaboration, communication, creative-thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills that are necessary to succeed in any profession.

With national job forecasts pointing to continued growth in positions requiring bachelor’s degrees, the time is right for you to continue your education and pursue a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations that typically require a bachelor’s degree or higher are expected to increase by 15.3%, or about 5 million new jobs by 2016.*

*National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2006, Job Outlook 2007.


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