General Program

To successfully navigate the ever-evolving healthcare field, today’s health professionals can benefit from a solid foundation in the health sciences. The BS in Health Studies General Program gives you the opportunity to customize a course of study to support your specific 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, you have the flexibility to explore a range of topics in healthcare, including global and public health, epidemiology, health promotion, and interdisciplinary perspectives on healthcare delivery.

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 844-767-9522.

*Find 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 2110 Course Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2500 Course Theories of Health Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4380 Course Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4030 Course Planning Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4100 Course Evaluating Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3115 Course Public and Global Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4000 Course Introduction to Healthcare Management 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.)

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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