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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online

Interdisciplinary Studies (BS): Health Administration Minor


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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, Health Administration Minor

The Health Administration minor provides students with the foundational education needed to be an effective member of a healthcare organization. The courses provide the framework for growth and success in the field. As healthcare systems continue to grow more complex, these courses provide the context needed to work effectively in a variety of healthcare settings.

The program outcomes for the BS, IDS 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 ethcial 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 2017


Beginning July 1, 2017, new general education requirements (listed below) become effective for online, undergraduate students at Saint Joseph’s College.  The college’s general education curriculum is a set of courses that reflect the college’s vision of what it means to be an educated person.  It is the heart of our baccalaureate education, and provides the grounding for the student’s major course of study. The core curriculum supports key parts of the college’s mission: to encourage students to explore widely the arts and sciences while they also prepare to lead ethical and meaningful lives and to enhance students’ awareness of human dignity and the meaning of life.  Moreover, the general education curriculum supports several of SJC’s Institutional Learning Outcomes.  Specifically:

  • Identify and apply the ethical and moral dimensions of their particular field of study;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in both written and oral formats;
  • Engage in responsible citizenship, social justice, and environmental stewardship;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze and evaluate information from diverse sources and perspectives.

The new requirements consist of four learning themes: Foundations for College Level Thinking, The Human Condition and Human Story, Nature & Society, and Art, Creativity, and Self-Knowledge.  The online general education requirements are aligned with the on-campus core.  Note: Some academic programs have minor variations in general education requirements. Please talk to your Advisor or Admissions Counselor for more information.  

 

General Education Requirements (42 credits)
Foundations for College Level Thinking (3 courses)

EH 106  English Composition I

EH 107  English Composition II

Math elective or math of major

The Human Condition and the Human Story (6 courses)

HY 104   Modern Global History

TH 100   Introduction to Judeo-Christian Tradition or TH 101   Catholic Doctrine and Theology

PH 200   Human Nature and Ethics

Choose an elective from each of the following disciplines: History (HY), Theology (TH), and Philosophy (PH) 

Nature and Society (3 courses)

ES 101    Introduction to Environmental Science

PY 101   Introduction to Psychology or SO 201   Principles of Sociology

Elective in Social Sciences or in Natural Sciences from approved courses (General Education Requirements 2017 - Tier 3  )

Art, Creativity, and Self-Knowledge (2 courses)

EH English elective

One additional course from a list of approved courses (General Education Requirements 2017 - Tier 4  )

 

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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