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 BS, IDS 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, Accounting Minor
This minor completion in Accounting for the Interdisciplinary Studies program provides students with a solid foundation in accounting practices and 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 most of the undergraduate prerequisite courses (total of 24 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.
Accounting Fast Track Requirements
*AC 312 - Federal Income Tax, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for entry into the Master of Accountancy Program. This course is required as part of the Accounting minor for the BS,IDS program.
**SJC students wishing to pursue the Master of Accountancy Fast Track will complete AC 310-Intermediate Accounting I and AC 311 - Intermediate Accounting II to qualify for the waivers. These courses are required as part of the Accounting minor for the BS, IDS.
It is also recommended that students should determine their state’s accounting coursework requirements to choose appropriate electives.
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.