Walden’s Center for General Education offers a diverse community of adult learners the essential skills, knowledge, and ethical frameworks to earn a bachelor’s degree in order to transform themselves into career professionals.

Our Vision

The Center for General Education envisions a premier, innovative undergraduate experience that offers our diverse community of adult learners the essential skills, knowledge, and ethical frameworks to address real-world problems. We strive to produce graduates who value lifelong learning, are prepared to achieve their personal and professional goals, and who will work to change both their world and the worlds of those around them.

Our Mission

The Center for General Education at Walden University provides a diverse community of adult learners with a baccalaureate education that lays the foundation for lifelong learning. We provide students with the opportunity to change themselves into career professionals, as well as change how our students see the world—and how their families, friends, and colleagues see them.

  • If you have an associate degree from an accredited institution**, you are guaranteed admission* into our bachelor’s degree programs.

  • You may be eligible to transfer up to 75% of your course credit using previous academic courses, professional development, and demonstrated college-level knowledge.

  • With an associate degree or diploma in nursing, you automatically receive a $1,500 grant.

  • Have you ever considered earning a master’s degree? It’s possible, and we can show you how. Save approximately $5,000 to $12,000 and a year of your valuable time by earning credits toward a master’s degree while completing your undergraduate program with our Accelerate Into Master’s option.

Increase your potential with a bachelor’s degree now—and get a head start on a master’s degree.

Beyond the Classroom

When you pursue your bachelor’s degree at Walden, you can translate your coursework into practice by participating in an optional field experience, service learning project, or study abroad program. These programs are designed to broaden your worldview and deepen your understanding, as well as give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

  • Field Experience: Develop a personalized project that can be applied to your organization or a particular setting of interest.
  • Study Abroad: Experience firsthand international cultures and explore global policies and concerns through Walden’s study abroad program. Optional one- or two-week seminars in Europe, Asia, or South America are designed for working professionals.
  • Service Learning Project: As part of your coursework, develop a service learning project that allows you to identify concerns in your community. Consider projects for nonprofit agencies, schools, faith-based organizations, and other neighborhood or community associations.

*Some restrictions apply. You are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended accredited institutions and show a 1.5 cumulative or higher grade point average (GPA). This guarantee is not available for Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program or Bachelor of Science in Nursing AIM (Accelerate into Masters) program. Transfer of credit opportunities will be assessed on a course by course basis to determine applicability to your Walden program.

**Institution must be accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education.

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