2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
    Mar 21, 2019  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Cultural Diversity - BS in Public Health


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The US is growing increasingly diverse. To work effectively as a health professional in today’s multicultural world requires individuals to be able to practice within diverse settings and across cultures. This concentration allows students to examine the sociocultural factors that affect health, such as ethnicity, culture, religion, education, communication, and gender and prepares them to anticipate and overcome challenges in cross-cultural situations.

Note: Students who choose this concentration should complete PSYC 1001 - Introduction to Psychology as a general education course or as an elective.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (80 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Elective courses (20 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Electives (20 cr.)


Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Elective credits should total 20 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.