Cultural Studies

Ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status all affect how we interact and communicate in our multicultural society. Through the Cultural Studies concentration in the online BS in Human Services program, you will learn how to distinguish between the styles of communication unique to specific cultures. With this knowledge, you can overcome challenges in cross-cultural situations you may encounter in academic, personal, and professional settings.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (45 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
    • Elective courses (55 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 specialist 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 HUMN 1020 Course The Humanitarian Professional in a Changing World Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 1006 Course Child, Family, and Community Relationships Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code IDST 2050 Course Interdisciplinary Experience: Sustaining Quality of Life in the City Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 3010 Course Crisis and Intervention Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4008 Course Intergroup Conflict and Peace Building Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4402 Course Planning and Budgeting Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4001 Course Case Management for Persons in Need Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4002 Course Effective Human Services Interviewing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4003 Course Measuring Effectiveness of Human Services Delivery Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Choose six courses from those listed below:

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 2001 Course Cross-Cultural Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3005 Course Racial and Ethnic Identities Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3006 Course Psychology of Gender Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4006 Course Global Perspectives in Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 4001 Course Intercultural Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 4301 Course School-Age Children and Adolescence in a Multicultural Society Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSPA 3040 Course Global Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HUMN 4920 Course Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 11 courses from either general education or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 20 elective credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Your elective credits should total 55 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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