General Program

To successfully navigate the ever-evolving healthcare field, today’s health professionals can benefit from a solid foundation in the health sciences. Walden’s BS in Health Studies General Option gives you the opportunity to custom-tailor a course of study to support your career goals. Whether you’re currently working in a health-related field, are seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree, or are just starting your college studies, the BS in Health Studies General Program offers you the flexibility to explore a range of topics in healthcare, including global and public health, epidemiology, health promotion, and interdisciplinary perspectives on healthcare delivery.

With this program, you can:

  • Evaluate the quality and context of healthcare delivery in a local, national, or international setting.
  • Explore culture and behavior and their impact on the health of individuals and populations.
  • Examine how clinical research and healthcare are affected by legal and ethical considerations.
  • Learn how managerial and clinical decision making can be supported by technology.
  • Analyze the effects of aging on health and healthcare delivery, and develop strategies that can address various associated issues.
  • Study disease, illness, and injury from a multidisciplinary perspective that offers a real-world approach to health and healthcare delivery.

This option may be a great choice for you if you already hold an associate degree or if you have a high number of transfer credits. Call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 to learn more.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Elective courses (75 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will 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 855-646-5286.

*Click here for required general education courses by program.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 1000 Course Concepts of Health Promotion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 1005 Course Context of Healthcare Delivery Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4200 Course Principles of Epidemiology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4205 Course Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2110 Course Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2115 Course Aging Across the Lifespan Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2120 Course Health Informatics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3100 Course Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3105 Course Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3110 Course Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3115 Course Public and Global Health Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 4900 Course Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 15 courses from general education, BS in Health Studies, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 75 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 six-course minor.

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