BS in Interdisciplinary Studies: Human Services Minor

  • Overview

    This degree completion program in Human Services is designed for the student who has previous college credits, and would like to earn a degree that could take less time and cost less money than many other Bachelor's degree programs with greater core course requirements.

     

    At a Glance

    • Industry-specific curriculum 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.

    • A generous credit-transfer policy is designed to award maximum credit for both traditional and non-traditional learning experience.

    • Faculty with practical experience work one-on-one with you to ensure your success.

    • Flexible online format that allows you to study at your own schedule, at your own pace and at your own location. No on-campus residency required.

     

  • Curriculum

    Bachelor degree students must complete 128 credits. As part of our residency requirement, at least 25 percent must be earned through Saint Joseph’s College. Students, who have enough credits in the subject area (at least 42 credits), will choose two minors. Each minor ranges between 18-24 credits. Those who complete two minors will exceed the college's 25 percent residency requirement. Students can also pursue the Human Services minor as part of the Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (AS, IDS) degree program. 
  • Some of our faculty

    • Sherrie Winton

      Director, General Studies Program

      PhD, University of Maine at Orono
      MEd, University of Southern Maine

    • Matthew Day

      Ph.D., Duquesne University
      M.A., West Georgia College
      B.A., University of Maine

    • Sue Poulin

      M.S., University of Southern Maine
      B.A., University of Southern Maine

    Sherrie Winton

    Director, General Studies Program

    PhD, University of Maine at Orono
    MEd, University of Southern Maine

    Matthew Day

    Ph.D., Duquesne University
    M.A., West Georgia College
    B.A., University of Maine

    Sue Poulin

    M.S., University of Southern Maine
    B.A., University of Southern Maine

  • Student Stories

    • Jessica Ducrow, Recruiter, North Suffolk Mental Health Association

      My online experience at Saint Joseph's College has been extremely positive. I have been welcomed and helped by advisors, professors, and office staff. It is the best school I have ever attended.

    • Stacey Cyr, Director, Madawaska Adult & Community Education

      I very much enjoy my classes as they are challenging, insightful, and allows for individual creativity and application to my career needs.

    • Steve Gagne, Instructional Coach

      The people who I contact at the college are very kind and helpful. I feel that even though I am a distance learner, I matter. Whenever I have been on campus I get the same feeling. That's important to me.

  • Career Moves

    Employment and job opportunities within the social and human services fields are expected to grow 22 percent between 2012 and 2022. The human services specialization provides students with opportunities to work in the broad field of human services. This may include work as social workers, sales people, race and community relations, specialists, human resources specialists, teachers, counselors, and psychology and medical professionals. This specialization should also help students more fully develop relationships in their personal lives.