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2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

Interdisciplinary Studies (BS): Senior Living Leadership Minor


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The Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (BS, 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 requirements of the program and/or other approved minors, please go to the IDS page .

Students who would like to pursue the Bachelor of Science, IDS must have at least 42 or more credits available in minor subject areas at SJC, above and beyond General Education requirements. *Students who do not meet this requirement can complete one minor and the two required IDS courses.* Requirements for completing the degree program are described below.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science, IDS
Requirements Notes
  • Complete two of the approved minors (minimum of 36 credits).
Up to two-courses transferred from another college (6 credits) can be applied to each minor requirement.
Students can take the foundational course after they successfully complete College Writing.  The capstone course is taken after at least 112 credits have been completed.
  • Meet all other degree requirements, including the completion of General Education courses.
 

 

IDS, Senior Living Leadership Minor

This minor provides students with the background needed to work effectively in the variety of settings in which an aging population may live and receive care. As the population ages, there is increasing demand for alternative settings in which seniors can thrive. These courses provide the framework needed for developing and managing these alternative settings, as well as for developing relationships with care providers to ensure each client’s needs are met. 

The program outcomes are:

  • Acquire various bodies of knowledge and competencies, and deepen insight within and across academic disciplines.
  • Demonstrate critical writing, thinking, calculating, and communication proficiencies.
  • Critique and integrate varying worldviews across fields of study.
  • Undersand the foundation of ethical and professional standards, including those specific to areas of study.
  • Develop a foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Obtain the credential or degree needed to advance or enter professional careers. 

General Education Requirements


(45 semester-hour credits)

English Composition 6 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Science 6 credits
History 6 credits
Philosophy 3 credits
Theology 3 credits
Ethics (PH 210) 3 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Statistics (MA 205) 3 credits
Humanities 6 credits (to include selections from the arts, literature, foreign languages, philosophy, theology, or history)

 

Interdisciplinary Studies (BS) Requirements


General Elective Courses


Additional courses (electives) to complete the required 128 semester-hour credits may be selected from any of the course offerings described in the catalog.

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