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, Information Technology Minor
The online Minor in Information Technology at Saint 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. Students who 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.
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.