Minneapolis—December 10, 2008—In today’s complex global society, issues are increasingly too broad to be covered by a single discipline or profession. Walden University’s new online Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program gives students a unique opportunity to define their own course of study and learn skills that can be immediately applied to help meet the needs of today’s employers.

“The BS in Interdisciplinary Studies incorporates themes central to all of Walden’s undergraduate programs: global awareness, social responsibility, civic engagement and information fluency. The Association of American Colleges and Universities cites this type of integrative learning as central to students’ personal success and quality of life in the 21st century,” said Dr. David Mathieu, executive director for Walden’s Center for Undergraduate Studies.

The report, “College Learning for the New Global Century,” published by the National Leadership Council for Liberal Education and America’s Promise and the Association of American Colleges and Universities this year, confirms that today’s students need knowledge and skills from several areas and an advanced ability to analyze, communicate and solve real-world problems—all of which Walden’s BS in Interdisciplinary Studies provides.

In Walden’s BS in Interdisciplinary Studies program, students may select two areas of disciplinary emphasis from Walden’s undergraduate majors. And they may choose from a variety of experiences—including a seminar, internship, study abroad or service-learning, and two research-driven capstone courses—to help broaden their studies. Students can also create an ePortfolio by uploading their assignments as they complete them so that when they graduate, they’ll be able to represent their achievements with an interactive showcase of their work.

In addition to this new undergraduate program, Walden also offers bachelor’s programs in business administration, psychology, child development and computer information systems. For more information on the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies program, visit www.WaldenU.edu.

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master’s and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration, and health and human services, as well as master’s programs in engineering and IT and bachelor’s programs in business administration, psychology, child development, computer information systems, and interdisciplinary studies. Walden University is a member of Laureate International Universities, a leading global network of accredited campus-based and online universities. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org; 1-312-263-0456.

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