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2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Online College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Interdisciplinary Studies (BS): Social Service Profession 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, Social Services Profession Minor

The Social Service Profession minor is designed to augment majors in the helping profession like sociology, psychology or criminal justice.  The minor teaches engagement, assessment, advocacy, and intervention skills.  Students will complete an internship of approximately 100 hours providing the minors an opportunity to “get their feet wet” in a population or setting in which they are interested.

The program outcomes for the BS, 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.

The program outcomes for the Social Service Profession minor are:

1. To introduce the profession of social work to a student
2. To articulate the career opportunities  in the profession of social work.
3. A basic use of the knowledge, values and skills of the  profession of social work
 
 

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements


The Leadership for Sustainable Communities (LSC) core is driven by its learning outcomes. LSC core learning outcomes are built on the premise that all graduates of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (SJC) have the foundation to become leaders in creating a sustainable future. More specifically, we organize the LSC core learning outcomes around three areas:

  1. Development of Knowledge: Foundational Inquiry & Skills
  2. Sustainability of Communities and the Planet 
  3. Personal Growth & Professional Development

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.

General Education Requirements (42 credits)


Development of Knowledge: Foundational Inquiry and Skills (18 Credits)


Sustainability of Communities and the Planet (15 Credits)


Personal Growth & Professional Development (9 Credits)


Interdisciplinary Studies (BS) Requirements


General Elective Courses


Additional courses (electives) to complete the required 120 semester-hour credits may be selected from any of the course offerings described in the catalog.