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

Interdisciplinary Studies (BS): Accounting 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,  Accounting Minor

This minor completion in Accounting for the Interdisciplinary Studies  program provides students with a solid foundation in accounting practices, which may be applied towards fulfilling much of the educational requirements needed to sit for the CPA exam. Students in the Accounting minor, with serious goals of becoming a licensed CPA, may pursue the Master of Accountancy program. The Accounting Minor requirements include many of the undergraduate prerequisite courses (total of 18 credits) required for admission into the Master of Accountancy program.

Students may be eligible to pursue our Master of Accountancy Fast Track to accelerate their progress. With successful completion of undergraduate *prerequisite coursework, students can fast track into our graduate program with waivers for two courses in the Master of Accountancy program. **Completion of Intermediate Accounting I and II with at least a “B” waives the requirement to take the two equivalent graduate accounting courses (AC 500 and AC 510; 6 semester-hour credits), thus providing a Fast Track into the Master’s degree program. With waivers, students who elect to take two coures in each of the five ten week terms of the graduate program can complete the program in one year!

Learn more about the Master of Accountancy and the Master of Accountancy Fast Track (Link)

Fast Track Information

*AC 312 - Federal Income Tax, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for entry into the Master of Accountancy Program. In addition, BA 202 - Introduction to Macroeconomics and FI 301 are all prerequisites for the MAcc and are required for the Accounting minor offered in the BS,IDS program.

**SJC students wishing to pursue the Master of Accountancy Fast Track will complete AC 310-Intermediate Accounting I (required for the BS, IDS: Business minor) and AC 311 - Intermediate Accounting II (required for the BS, IDS: Accounting minor) to qualify for the waivers.

It is also recommended that students should determine their state’s accounting coursework requirements to choose appropriate electives. 

Special Requirements for the BS, IDS: Accounting Minor

The BS, IDS Accounting minor cannot be taken as a standalone area of study; the Accounting minor must be paired with the BS, IDS Business minor.

The program outcomes for the BS, IDS are as follows:

Program outcomes 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 2017

Beginning July 1, 2017, new general education requirements (listed below) become effective for online, undergraduate students at Saint Joseph’s College.  The college’s general education curriculum is a set of courses that reflect the college’s vision of what it means to be an educated person.  It is the heart of our baccalaureate education, and provides the grounding for the student’s major course of study. The core curriculum supports key parts of the college’s mission: to encourage students to explore widely the arts and sciences while they also prepare to lead ethical and meaningful lives and to enhance students’ awareness of human dignity and the meaning of life.  Moreover, the general education curriculum supports several of SJC’s Institutional Learning Outcomes.  Specifically:

  • Identify and apply the ethical and moral dimensions of their particular field of study;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in both written and oral formats;
  • Engage in responsible citizenship, social justice, and environmental stewardship;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze and evaluate information from diverse sources and perspectives.

The new requirements consist of four learning themes: Foundations for College Level Thinking, The Human Condition and Human Story, Nature & Society, and Art, Creativity, and Self-Knowledge.  The online general education requirements are aligned with the on-campus core.  Note: Some academic programs have minor variations in general education requirements. Please talk to your Advisor or Admissions Counselor for more information.  



General Education Requirements (42 credits)

Foundations for College Level Thinking (3 courses)

The Human Condition and the Human Story (6 courses)

Nature and Society (3 courses)

Art, Creativity, and Self-Knowledge (2 courses)

Interdisciplinary Studies (BS) Requirements

Accounting Minor Requirements

(6 courses, 18 credits)  Note: The IDS Accounting minor cannot be offered as a standalone area of study, and it must be paired with the Business minor.

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.