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Interdisciplinary Studies (AS): Human Services 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 requirements of the program and/or other approved minors, please go to the IDS page .

Students who would like to pursue the 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 the 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, Human Services Minor

The Human Services minor is designed for students who are interested in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to work with underrepresented populations who have varying needs. Paraprofessional roles in this field may include providing support to individuals and/or families who receive services in residential, community, and a variety of other settings. The Human Services minor begins to prepare individuals for the rewarding career of making a difference in the lives of others.  

The Associate of Science general education requirements are compatible for transfer in fulfillment of some of the Bachelor of Science, IDS general education requirements. Upon successful completion of this minor and other degree requirements, students will obtain the Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies.


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

Core Requirements

18 semester-hour credits, including one elective in Social Sciences

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