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, Adult Education & Training minor
The Adult Education & Training minor is designed for students who are interested in developing the skills and knowledge to teach/organize training programs at the adult and/or corporate level. In this minor, students will explore the unique learning styles and preferences of adults, as well as enhance their understanding of strategies on engaging learners. They will also have opportunities to design, develop, and deliver training plans and learn about some of the newest approaches in the field of adult learning.
Fast Track Information
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.
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 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.