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