General Program

Public health professionals are integral to the safety and development of local and international communities. This General Program can help you build your knowledge of public health policy to promote positive social change across communities. You can explore issues that affect populations of people, from disaster prevention and relief to disease control and containment. Examine current research to identify trends in the field that will prepare you for a career in a professional setting.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (80 cr.)
    • Elective courses (50 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

Elective Courses

Choose 10 courses from general education, B.S. in Public Health, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 50 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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