Degree Completion Requirements

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.

A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 – 4000 level in order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000 – 4000 level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

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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Core Courses

Students must complete the Foundation course, seven Interdisciplinary Studies courses and two Capstones.

Emphasis Areas

The B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies program provides adult learners with an opportunity to create flexible career options through the use of “emphases” that are drawn from other degree programs in the university to obtain an understanding and the skills needed in professions of interest. Students are required to choose two emphases in their Interdisciplinary Studies program. Each emphasis consists of six required courses from another Walden undergraduate program. Students with significant prior college experience focused in a particular area may have the opportunity to customize their emphasis area with a Self-Design option.


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