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Interdisciplinary Studies, BS

Interdisciplinary Studies, BS2018-08-21T09:15:56+00:00

BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)

Build your own degree program and create your pathway to finishing your degree!

What is Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)?

The IDS program is similar to a General Studies program in that you can customize your learning experience, work toward your individual goals, and excel quickly toward your degree.

Why is IDS right for me?

The most important reason for choosing IDS is that your college experience should be shaped around what is meaningful to you and your future.

This program is designed for the inspired learner who is motivated to expand their career opportunities. By choosing more than one area of study, students will gain new perspectives and multiple skill sets that are marketable to numerous employers.

At a Glance

  • Flexible, online format allows you to study on your own schedule so you can quickly finish your degree.
  • Generous credit transfer policy, designed to award maximum credit for both traditional and non-traditional learning experiences.
  • Experiential and community-based learning experiences.
  • Faculty with practical experience working one-on-one with you to ensure your success.
  • Stepping stones to a master’s degree program with fast-track options.

CURRICULUM

Bachelor degree students need to complete 128 credits with at least 25% being completed at SJC, and students who are transferring in a high number of credits, may only need to complete one minor. Please call an Admissions Counselor for more information.

As part of the IDS program, baccalaureate students will have an opportunity to study across disciplines and can choose their minor(s) from the approved program areas listed below. Students pursuing an associate’s degree in IDS will complete one approved minor.

Please note: Accounting, Adult Education & Training, and Theology minors all offer fast tracks options into Master’s degree programs.

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SOME OF OUR FACULTY

Kimberly Post
Kimberly Post MEd, Lesley University BFA, Atlanta College of Art
“Creativity, adaptability, critical thinking, collaboration — these are highly valued skills in today’s dynamic global economy, and a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies prepares students for such a work environment.”
Dale Brooker
Dale BrookerAssociate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies Program Director
PhD, Sam Houston State University
MA, Western Michigan University
BS, State University of New York
Kurtis Clements
Kurtis Clements
MFA, Warren Wilson College
BA, University of Southern Maine

STUDENT STORIES

Nicky Bassett
Nicky BassettEnrollment Support Assistant
“It was important for me to choose what I wanted to study and IDS has allowed me to plan and create my own degree….it fits into my busy life of work and parenting.”
Feather Bickford
Feather BickfordRadiology Technology
“The IDS program has allowed me to carry over my Radiologic Technology credits from my AS degree and pursue my Bachelor’s degree. It has been great to customize my degree to meet my needs…it can be done all online as that is the only way I am able to fit it into my busy schedule.”
Nikki Albrecht
Nikki AlbrechtSimulation Learning Designer
“I was able to immediately apply what I learned, which not only helped me grow, but it also helped me succeed in my job.”

CAREER MOVES

Industry-specific curriculum in each of these online degree programs prepares you for more responsible positions in a variety of occupations. Courses blend content with your professional experience, allowing for immediate application in your work setting.

What Can I Do with This Major?