General Education

Bachelor’s degree programs at Walden combine academic study with real-world applications to prepare you for today’s competitive economy and society in business, technology, education, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Our diverse and comprehensive general education curriculum gives you the foundation to connect ideas and apply crucial concepts across disciplines that:

  • Enhance your creativity as you build real-world problem-solving skills.
  • Prepare you for 21st-century challenges and opportunities with courses that emphasize social responsibility.

Our general education outcomes focus on discovery, evaluation, expression, perspective, and change, allowing you to explore new ways of thinking as you work through courses in communication, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. Gain critical- and creative-thinking, written and verbal communication, problem-solving, and group skills.

Read the general education learning outcomes.

General Education Areas and Requirements

Undergraduate students must take a total of 46 general education credits as follows:

  • 10 credits in Written and Oral Communications (must include ENGL 1010)
  • 11 credits in Arts/Humanities
  • 10 credits in Mathematics/Natural Sciences
  • 10 credits in Social Science
  • 5 credits within any General Education category

HMNT 1001 is a required course that must be taken at Walden University in the first term except for students in the BSN program.

Note: For your Bachelor of Science degree, a minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000 or 4000 level courses as part of either general education or elective options. Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

See below for a detailed listing of General Education areas of focus.