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2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
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Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (AS, IDS)

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Interdisciplinary Studie

SJC’s online Interdisciplinary Studies (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.

Today’s businesses are seeking employees who can understand diverse viewpoints, bring together wide-ranging perspectives, and master complex problems. The IDS program will assist students to achieve these personal and professional goals, and prepare them for multiple career paths.

Students can choose a minor from the options listed below.

Approved Minors for Associate of Science,  Interdisciplinary Studies

 (AS, IDS)


6 courses, 18 credits

Adult Education and Training Minor  (also offers Fast Track to Masters of Science in Education)

Business Administration Minor 


Criminal Justice Minor 


Health Administration Minor  

Human Services Minor 


Long Term Care Administration Minor 


Psychology Minor 


Theology Minor   (also offers Fast Track to Masters of Art in Theology)

Students Pursuing Associate’s Degrees, IDS (Detailed Requirements):

Requirements for the Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies


Requirements Special Notes
  • Complete one minor
Up to two course equivalents (6 credits) can be applied to the minor. Students must take at least 18 credits in the major.
  • Complete the online IDS Foundational and Capstone courses (6 credits).
Students can take the foundational course after they successfully complete College Writing. The capstone course is taken after at least 54 credits have been completed.
  • Meet all other degree requirements, including the completion of General Education courses.

Program Outcomes for 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.

Courses which meet SJC Core Curriculum Requirements  


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