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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

The Walden University General Education Curriculum


Bachelor’s degree programs at Walden University combine academic study with real-world applications to prepare students for today’s competitive economy and society in business, technology, education, social, behavioral, and health sciences. General education courses blend with degree program courses to provide the breadth and depth of knowledge needed by the 21st-century citizen.

Walden’s general education outcomes focus on discovery, evaluation, expression, perspective, and change. Students explore these ways of thinking and working in courses in communication, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. Undergraduates learn critical and creative thinking, written and verbal communication skills, problem-solving, and group skills. These competencies prepare students for diverse public and professional lives where they will help shape a changing global community.

Learning Outcomes


The Walden University General Education learning outcomes are as follows:

  1. Discovery: Students will locate and identify appropriate sources of information using multiple sources and methods, including bibliographic, textual, experiential, and experimental research.

  2. Evaluation: Students will critically assess texts and arguments in multiple forms and contexts using quantitative and qualitative logic, the scientific method, ethics, and pragmatics.

  3. Expression: Students will effectively and ethically communicate information and opinions verbally and nonverbally using written, oral, behavioral, and visual methods adapted for diverse audiences and purposes.

  4. Perspective: Students will be able to articulate the consistency and flexibility of knowledge as it is experienced across time, space, and culture.

  5. Change: Students will articulate how their ability to discover, evaluate, and express ideas from different perspectives is instrumental in their progress toward achieving personal goals and effecting social change. 

General Education Areas and Requirements


(Minimum of 46 cr. total)

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000 or 4000 level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Elective Math Course


The following course is designed to prepare students for their required mathematics general education requirements. Course credit applies toward degree completion as elective credit, but will not fulfill general education requirements.

Programs Requiring Specific General Education Courses


The following general education courses are required for Bachelor of Science programs. HMNT 1001 must be taken at Walden University. The other courses in this table are eligible for transfer credit. Also see the Transfer Maximum by Program table in the Walden University Student Handbook.

Program

Required Communications Courses

Required Math Courses

Required Social Science Courses

Required Humanities Courses

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) ENGL 1010   MATH 1030   and STAT 3001  and (BIOL 1001  or BIOL 2320  or BIOL 3020  ) SOCI 1001   and PSYC 1001  and (POLI 1001  or HIST 2005  or HIST 2006  or HIST 2050C  or other History/Government course)   

BS in Accounting

ENGL 1010  

MATH 1040           

 

 

  

 PHIL 2001  

BS in Business Administration

ENGL 1010  

 

MATH 1030  
                 

 

 

  

BS in Business Communication

ENGL 1010  

  OR

MATH 1030  

 

 

  

BS in Child Development

ENGL 1010  

  OR

MATH 1030  

SOCI 2001 
 

 

 

  

BS in Communication

ENGL 1010  

  OR

MATH 1030  

 

 

  

BS in Computer Information Systems

ENGL 1010  

MATH 1040   AND
STAT 3001  

 

 

  

BS in Criminal Justice

ENGL 1010  

  OR

MATH 1030  

 

 

  

BS in Forensic Psychology

ENGL 1010  

  

MATH 1030  AND
STAT 3001  

 

 

  

BS in Health Studies

ENGL 1010  

  OR

MATH 1030  OR

STAT 3001  AND

  

 

 

  

BS in Healthcare Management

ENGL 1010  

MATH 1030  OR

  AND

 

 

 

 

  

BS in Human Services

ENGL 1010  

  OR

MATH 1030  

 

SOCI 1001S  

 

  

BS in Information Technology

ENGL 1010  

MATH 1040  

 

 

  

BS in Interdisciplinary Studies

ENGL 1010  

  OR

MATH 1030  

 

 

  

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program

ENGL 1010  

STAT 3001 OR

PSYC 3002 /BIOL 3020  

 

 

  

BS in Political Science and Public Administration

ENGL 1010  

  OR

MATH 1030  

  

 

 

  

BS in Psychology

ENGL 1010  

MATH 1030  

 

 

  

BS in Public Health

ENGL 1010  

STAT 3001  AND