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Interdisciplinary Studies (BS): Human Services Minor


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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, 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. Work 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. This minor may be very complementary to the Criminal Justice minor, Business, Health Administration, Senior Living Leadership and/or a variety of other minors available in the IDS program.

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.

 

General Education Requirements


General Education Requirements


(45 semester-hour credits)
 

English Composition 6 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Science 6 credits
History 6 credits
Philosophy 3 credits
Theology 3 credits
Ethics (PH 210) 3 credits
Mathematics 6 credits
Humanities 6 credits (to include selections from the fine arts, literature, foreign languages, philosophy, theology or history)

 

Interdisciplinary Studies (BS) Requirements


Prerequisite Courses


(to satisfy general education requirement)

Core Requirements


(6 courses, 18 credits, including a 3-credit elective in Social Sciences at 200 level or higher).

General Elective Courses


Additional courses (electives) to complete the required 128 semester-hour credits may be selected from any of the course offerings described in the catalog.

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