Self-Designed

With the Self-Designed concentration, you can tailor your program of study to best match your educational needs and career goals. You can choose any six courses from among the online BS in Human Services program’s concentrations to study topics such as:

  • Methods in psychological inquiry
  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Mobilizing and coordinating community response
  • Social influences on behavior
  • Intergroup conflict and peace building
  • Restorative justice

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 1030 Course The Human Services Professional Practitioner: The Humanitarian in Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 2007 Course Developing the Helping Relationship Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 2050 Course Understanding Urban Culture and Community Assessment Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 3010 Course Crisis and Positive Intervention Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 3013 Course Person-Centered Planning and Case Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4003 Course Measuring Effectiveness of Human Services Delivery Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4009 Course Cultural Humility and Diversity Credits
Course Code HUMN 4010 Course Mental Health Crisis Response Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4020 Course Advocacy in the Global Community Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

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

Concentration Courses

Students choose six courses from the concentrations listed below, and at least 10 credits must be completed from courses at the 3000/4000 level.

Elective Courses

Choose 11 courses from either general education or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 10 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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