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2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

Interdisciplinary Studies (BS): Psychology Minor


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, Psychology Minor

This minor introduces students to the fascinating field of Psychology. It is designed to provide foundational knowledge, as well as offer opportunities for students to advance in their understanding of the field. The Psychology minor provides opportunities for students to gain insights in topic areas focused on the human mind, behavior, attitudes, relationships, learning and motivation.

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 Course


PY 101  Introduction to Psychology - 3 credits (to satisfy general education requirement)

Core Requirements


(6 courses, 18 credits including one 3-credit elective in Psychology at the 200 level or higher)

Required Elective(s) in Psychology


Students select a 3-credit elective course (200 level or higher) in Psychology

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.