General Program

Whether it’s writing a press release for a nonprofit association, creating a marketing campaign for a Fortune 500 company, or presenting the latest social media strategy for a government agency, your skills as a communications professional play an integral role in the operation of your organization. The General Program can prepare you for a career in a variety of settings including corporations of all sizes, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

By selecting the General Program, you can tailor your course of study to support your career goals and to allow the flexibility to explore a range of topics through courses from all of Walden’s undergraduate programs. This option may be a great choice if you already hold an associate degree or have a high number of transfer credits.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (50 cr.)
    • Elective courses (80 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 COMM 1004C Course Interpersonal Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 2001 Course Dynamics of Group Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 2003 Course Writing for the Digital Age Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MEDC 3001 Course Communicating Through Media and Technology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PREL 3001 Course Principles of Public Relations Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 4101 Course Organizational Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PREL 4103 Course Crisis Communications 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 MEDC 4101 Course Leveraging Emerging Media for Mass Communication Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

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

Elective Courses

Choose 16 courses from general education, BS in Communication, other Walden bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate into Master’s (AIM) courses. At least 15 credits must be at the 3000 level or higher. Your elective credits should total 80 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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