Curriculum

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (90 cr.)
    • Elective courses (40 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 855-767-9522.

*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 COMM 1006 Course Stereotypes and Scandals: Exploring the Power of Mass Communication and Mass Media Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 1008 Course Interpersonal Communication for Personal and Professional Success Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 2001 Course Dynamics of Group Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 2002 Course Fundamentals of Public Speaking Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 3005 Course Business Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 2005 Course Digital Storytelling Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PREL 3001 Course Principles of Public Relations Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PREL 4103 Course Crisis Communications Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 4101 Course Organizational Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MRKT 4511 Course Marketing Communications Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 4001 Course Intercultural Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ACCT 1004S Course Fundamentals of Accounting Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 1002 Course Introduction to Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ISYS 3001 Course Information Systems in Enterprise Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ECON 1002 Course Microeconomics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 2001 Course Business Law Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MRKT 3001 Course Marketing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code STAT 2002 Course Business Statistics Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code COMM 4901 Course Communication Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 8 courses from general education, BS in Communication, other Walden bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate into Master’s (AIM) courses. At least 10 credits must be at the 3000 level or higher. Your elective credits should total 40 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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