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
- 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, Adult Education & Training Minor
The Adult Education & Training minor is for students interested in developing the skills and knowledge needed to design, teach, and organize training programs at the adult and/or corporate levels. In this minor, students will explore diverse learning styles and preferences. They will also gain a greater understanding of the experiences of adult learners, as well as become familiar with various learning theories and approaches in the field.
For students who are interested, this minor offers a fast track to SJC’s Master’s of Science in Education program by taking ED 522 Educational Psychology in place of ED 301 Educational Psychology and ED 540 Adult Education in place of ED 308 Adult Learning.
Program outcomes for the Adult Education & Training minor 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.