Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
The Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (BS, IDS) program provides exciting opportunities for students to study within and across programs. Rather than be limited to one discipline, IDS students get to challenge boundaries and expand worldviews through learning experiences that span across more than one academic area. For more information about the overall requirements of the program and/or other approved minors, please go to the IDS page .
IDS, Accounting Minor
This minor completion in Accounting for the Interdisciplinary Studies program provides students with a solid foundation in accounting practices, which may be applied towards fulfilling much of the educational requirements needed to sit for the CPA exam. Students in the Accounting minor, with serious goals of becoming a licensed CPA, may pursue the Master of Accountancy program. The Accounting Minor requirements include many of the undergraduate prerequisite courses (total of 18 credits) required for admission into the Master of Accountancy program.
Students may be eligible to pursue our Master of Accountancy Fast Track to accelerate their progress. With successful completion of undergraduate *prerequisite coursework, students can fast track into our graduate program with waivers for two courses in the Master of Accountancy program. **Completion of Intermediate Accounting I and II with at least a “B” waives the requirement to take the two equivalent graduate accounting courses (AC 500 and AC 510; 6 semester-hour credits), thus providing a Fast Track into the Master’s degree program. With waivers, students who elect to take two coures in each of the five ten week terms of the graduate program can complete the program in one year!
Learn more about the Master of Accountancy and the Master of Accountancy Fast Track (Link)
Fast Track Information
*AC 312 - Federal Income Tax, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for entry into the Master of Accountancy Program. In addition, BA 202 - Introduction to Macroeconomics and FI 301 are all prerequisites for the MAcc and are required for the Accounting minor offered in the BS,IDS program.
**SJC students wishing to pursue the Master of Accountancy Fast Track will complete AC 310-Intermediate Accounting I (required for the BS, IDS: Business minor) and AC 311 - Intermediate Accounting II (required for the BS, IDS: Accounting minor) to qualify for the waivers.
It is also recommended that students should determine their state’s accounting coursework requirements to choose appropriate electives.
Special Requirements for the BS, IDS: Accounting Minor
The BS, IDS Accounting minor cannot be taken as a standalone area of study; the Accounting minor must be paired with the BS, IDS Business minor.
The program outcomes for the BS, IDS are as follows:
Program outcomes are as follows:
- 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.
- Understand 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.