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.
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.