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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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. 

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: A.S. (2017)

Beginning July 1, 2017, these new general education requirements become effective for online, undergraduate students. The general education requirements address institutional outcomes, support the mission of Saint Joseph’s College, and reflect the vision for an undergraduate education. The requirements span across three learning themes: Foundations for College Level Thinking, The Human Condition and Human Story, and Nature and Society.  Note: Some academic programs have minor variations in general education requirements. Please talk to your Advisor or Admissions Counselor for more information. 

Online General Education Requirements (24 Credits) - Associate Degree programs
Foundations for College Level Thinking (3 courses)

EH 106   English Composition I

EH 107   English Composition II

Math Elective or Math of Major

The Human Condition and the Human Story (3 courses)

HY 104   Modern Global History

TH 100   Introduction to the Judeo-Christian Tradition or TH 101  Catholic Doctrine and Theology

PH 200   Human Nature and Ethics

Nature and Society (2 courses)

ES 101   Introduction to Environmental Science

PY 101   Introduction to Psychology or SO 201  Principles of Sociology


Interdisciplinary Studies (AS) Requirements

Core Requirements

(6 courses,18 credits)

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