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Interdisciplinary Studies (AS): Human Services Minor


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Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)

The Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (AS, IDS) program provides exciting opportunities for students to explore perspectives within and across programs. Rather than be limited to one discipline, IDS students get to challenge boundaries and expand worldviews. Students choose one minor for the Associate of Science, IDS. The AS, IDS general education requirements are compatible for transfer in fulfillment of some of the Bachelor of Science, IDS general education requirements. Upon successful completion of this minor and other degree requirements, students will obtain the Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies. 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.

Program outcomes for the AS, 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, AS


General Education


(24 semester-hour credits)
 

English Composition 6 credits
Social Sciences 3 credits
Natural Sciences 3 credits
History 3 credits
Philosophy 3 credits
Theology 3 credits
Mathematics 3 credits

General Elective Courses


Additional courses (electives) to complete the 66 semester-hour credits may be selected from courses at the 100, 200, and 300 level.

Interdisciplinary Studies (AS) Requirements


Core Requirements


(6 courses,18 credits)

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