2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    Oct 02, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BS in Business Communication

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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.


Students in the BS in Business Communication program are prepared to meet the growing demand for professionals who can create effective business strategies and communicate them effectively to colleagues, customers, and other key audiences. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum, students learn strategic communication skills while exploring the fundamentals of business and the dynamics of organizations. Topics in this program include social media; interpersonal, oral, and written communications; emerging media and new technologies; human resources; leadership; and organizational management.

Learning Outcomes

 Graduates of the program will be prepared to:

  1. Use fundamental business principles and practices to solve business problems in a real-world context.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of their own values, dispositions, and communication styles through their personal and professional communication.
  3. Apply technology to enable digital communication in professional settings.
  4. Demonstrate economic, political, legal, ethical, and socially aware strategies in their communications with both local and global audiences.
  5. Utilize a systems perspective to optimize organizational, community, and global communication.
  6. Employ critical-thinking skills in selecting communication strategies that are appropriate considering the diversity of the audience.
  7. Examine communication strategies necessary to promote social change.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
  • General education  courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (60 cr.)
  • Elective courses (70 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)


General Education Courses (46 cr.)

See the general education  section of this Walden University Catalog.

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 student success advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Electives (70 cr.)

Students are to select 14 additional courses to fulfill the elective requirement. Students may choose courses from either general education  courses, BS in Business Communication concentration courses, BS in Business Administration courses, courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)  courses. Individual course prerequisites apply. These elective credits are in addition to the five-credit general education elective.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor .

Suggested elective courses: COMM 2002, BUSI 2002, BUSI 2003, FNCE 3001, BUSI 3002, COMM 4001

Note on Accreditation

At the bachelor’s level, Walden University’s BS in Business Administration and BS in Accounting are the only programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The BS in Business Communication is not accredited by the ACBSP. Please visit our Accreditation  page to see the list of Walden accreditations.

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