Social Entrepreneurship Specialization - B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration

Social Entrepreneurship

Discover what it takes to create and maintain a successful business focused on social change, from the development of a business plan to day-to-day management. You will study how social entrepreneurs break through the status quo, reallocate resources, and creatively address their communities’ challenges.

This concentration is a direct reflection of Walden’s social change mission and helps empower individuals to effect positive change by developing products, services, and solutions that address specific societal needs.

Whether you work in a public service organization or are aiming for a new direction in your life, Walden will help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset that can open new doors.

In preparing for a career as a change agent, you will:

  • Study how you can join other social entrepreneurs who are taking the lead nationally and globally in addressing poverty, responding to HIV/AIDS, and making nonprofit organizations more effective.
  • Examine many of the substantive and procedural aspects of social entrepreneurship.
  • Identify key challenges facing organizations that rely heavily on volunteers—and the most effective solutions.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (25 cr.)
    • Elective courses (70 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 varies 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

Concentration Courses

Students are required to complete five concentration courses, four of which are prescribed. Students choose a fifth concentration course from any of the remaining B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration concentration courses.

Elective Courses

Choose 14 courses from general education, B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 15 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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