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What Courses Will I Take as a New Undergraduate at Walden?

First-time undergraduates have a special advantage.

No matter what subject they major in, all undergraduate students must complete general education courses. These courses serve as the foundation for further study, provide a base of knowledge, and help students develop core skills they can apply in their later courses, and even on the job.

Just like at other accredited universities, all new online bachelor’s degree students at Walden University complete general education courses. But first-time college students at Walden have a big advantage: They are automatically enrolled in the Walden Undergraduate Academy™. Created for first-time adult college students, the academy brings together new adult learners who are just starting their online bachelor’s degree programs. As a student in the Walden Undergraduate Academy, you’ll take your eight required general education courses alongside other first-time undergraduates. You and your fellow students will create a peer network that you each can rely on, and you’ll also have a specially trained student support team that is dedicated to your success. Additionally, you’ll earn two certificates of completion online, just by finishing your required courses. And you’ll save on tuition, thanks to your participation in the Walden Undergraduate Academy™.


Here is a closer look at the initial undergraduate courses you’ll complete at Walden:

HMNT 1001: Living and Learning in the Technological World. Examine the pluses and minuses of living in a world dependent on ever-changing technology. Additionally, you’ll develop a personalized success plan in this course.

ENGL 1010: Writing With Confidence and Purpose. Discover fundamental aspects of writing and develop skills to confidently write in your future classes and your workplace. You’ll write in a variety of genres in this course, and you’ll complete a Career Narrative Essay as well.

SOCI 1001: Introduction to Sociology. In this course, you’ll develop the skills to understand the complexities of social structures and social change.

BIOL 1001: Introduction to Biology. Gain understanding of the scientific method and discover how biology applies to everyday life.

PSYC 1001: Introduction to Psychology. Explore the scientific study of human behavior, including memory, motivation, learning, emotions, personality, and psychological disorders and treatment.

MATH 1030: College Math. Use math to analyze and address real-world issues. This course will build your critical-thinking skills and your mathematical, logical, and statistical capabilities.

HIST 2050: History Through the Lens of Social Change. Learn about the people, organizations, and movements that have impacted American history since its beginning and the social movements that are influencing the country today.

ENGL 2002: Professional Writing for Successful Communication. Learn the critical professional skills of writing clearly and persuasively in this course. You’ll examine business communications such as memos, proposals, and even résumés.

Walden is dedicated to empowering adult learners to accomplish their goals. Walden’s engaging online platform enables you to fit learning into your busy schedule—and you can complete your coursework from anywhere in the world with a Wi-Fi connection. With the academic foundation you set with your initial courses, the advantage of Walden’s flexible online format, and the support of the Walden Undergraduate Academy™, you’ll have a clear pathway to earning your undergraduate degree online and achieving your dreams.

Walden University is an accredited institution offering online bachelor’s degree programs such as a BS in Business Administration, a BS in Psychology, and a BS in Health Studies. Expand your career options and earn your degree in a convenient, flexible format that fits your busy life.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission,