2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    Aug 09, 2020  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Communication - BS in Health Studies

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This program is no longer accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.



Health communication plays an important role in shaping public opinion and influencing health behavior. This concentration prepares health professionals to develop, implement, and evaluate health information for diverse audiences in a variety of settings through a multidisciplinary approach. Students learn about communication theory, techniques, technologies, and channels,  as well as how to design various forms of communication through instruction in health, communications, education, public relations, and instructional design.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education  (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (55 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Elective courses (45 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Elective Courses (45 cr.)

Choose nine courses from Health Studies, other Walden undergraduate programs, or general education. At least 5 credits must be at the 3000, 4000, or 5000 level. 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.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level 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 with their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.