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Interdisciplinary Studies (AS): Business Administration Minor

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The Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (AS, IDS) degree program is designed to provide students with opportunities to study within and across academic disciplines, as well as offer enriching and integrated learning experiences. The experiences and insights gained in Interdisciplinary Studies may assist students to further a number of their personal, professional, and academic goals. For more information about the overall requiremtns of the program and/or other approved minors, please go to the IDS page .

Students who would like to pursue an Associate of Science, IDS must have at least 24 credits available in minor subject areas at SJC, above and beyond General Education requirements.  Requirements for completing this degree program are described below.

Requirements for the Associate of Science, IDS
Requirements Notes
  • Complete at least one of the approved minors (Minimum of 18 credits).
Up to two-courses transferred from another college (6 credits) can be applied to the minor requirement.
Students can take the foundational course after they successfully complete College Writing.  The capstone course is taken after at least 54 credits have been completed.
  • Meet all other degree requirements, including the completion of General Education courses.

Note:  Minors with Fast Tracks would not be applicable for students seeking an Associate’s degree in IDS.


IDS, Business Administration MInor

The Business Administration minor for the Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies degree provides individuals with a solid foundation in basic business practices. The emphasis is on the application of business concepts to “real world” situations.  

The Associate of Science, IDS general education requirements are compatible for transfer in fulfillment of some of the Bachelor of Science, IDS general education requirements. Students who successfully complete all degree requirements obtain the Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a minor in Business.


General Education Requirements, AS

General Education Requirements

(24 semester-hour credits)

English Composition 6 credits
Social Sciences 3 credits
Natural Sciences 3 credits
History 3 credits
Philosophy 3 credits
Theology 3 credits
Mathematics 3 credits


General Elective Courses

Additional courses (electives) to complete the 66 semester-hour credits may be selected from courses at the 100, 200, and 300 level.

Interdisciplinary Studies (AS) Requirements

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