General Program (Course-Based)

Design a health studies program that supports your specific career goals. Explore a range of health studies topics, including global and public health, health promotion, and interdisciplinary perspectives on healthcare delivery.

The General Program is also offered in the following degree completion options:


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 credits for program 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 specialist at 844-767-9522.

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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