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 BS, 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, IT MInor
Compliment your degree with a Minor in Information Technology.
The online Minor in Information Technology at St. Joseph’s College provides students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to effectively develop and implement information technology solutions for a number of industries including: business, healthcare, government, education, and more. Student that complete the IT minor will be prepared to work in many IT roles such as I.T. Developers, Web Developers, Information and Computer Security Analysts, Computer Network Administrators, and Database Administrators. Throughout the minor, students will have many opportunities to earn several industry leading IT certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, and (ISC) 2. Students will also be exposed to emerging technologies, best practices and learn from our expert faculty that all have several years of hands-on experience and are leaders in their fields.
The 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 ethcial and professional standards, including those specific to areas of study.
- Develop a foundation for lifelong learning.
- Obtain the credential or degree need to advance or enter professional careers.