BS in Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Service Profession Minor

  • Overview

    This minor in Interdisciplinary Studies provides students with introductory courses in the field of social services, and it offers an exploration of career options in the basic helping profession.

    The courses are designed to help students understand how people work and live in their environments. The Social Services Profession minor is complementary to the Psychology and Criminal Justice minors.

  • Curriculum

    The curriculum for the Social Services Profession provides students with a survey of careers in social services. Students learn professional writing skills in the field and gain skills in engagement, assessment, and intervention. As students near completion of the minor, they complete a hands-on internship.

    Bachelor degree students must complete 128 credits, and at least 25% must be completed through Saint Joseph's College. As part of the IDS program, baccalaureate students will have an opportunity to study across disciplines.

    This term-based minor's start dates are August 1, November 1, February 1, and May 1.

  • Some of our Faculty
    • Lindsay Tuman, LSW

      Online Social Work Faculty

      MSW, Monmouth University
      BSW, Monmouth University

      Learn more about Lindsay

    • Erin Tyson

      Online Social Work Faculty

      MSW, Monmouth University
      BSW, Monmouth University

      Learn more about Erin

    Lindsay Tuman, LSW

    Online Social Work Faculty

    MSW, Monmouth University
    BSW, Monmouth University

    Learn more about Lindsay

    Erin Tyson

    Online Social Work Faculty

    MSW, Monmouth University
    BSW, Monmouth University

    Learn more about Erin

  • Student Stories
    • Meghan Elmore ’19

      BSW major

      “One of the perks of being a social work major is that there is such a wide variety of populations and work settings to choose from. Saint Joseph’s BSW program exposes you to different fields, to help you get a sense of what fits you best. We also have two required internships, which offer direct, realistic experience in social work. This prepares us for life after SJC, whether it's graduate school or jumping straight into the workplace.”

      Learn more about Meghan.

    • Ray Ruby ’05

      House Manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine

      Giving Back: Ray Ruby has made a career of it. Almost every endeavor Ruby undertakes is for the benefit of others. When he’s not at the Ronald McDonald House, he’s volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters, or working with families in Honduras, or building homes in New Orleans.

      Read Ray's story.

    • Pauline Cyr Cormier ’61

      Meet alumna Pauline Cyr Cormier

      Pauline Cyr Cormier ’61 volunteered five years of her life to achieve justice for marginalized farm workers. Read more

  • Career Moves
    Students may be prepared for paraprofessional roles in the field that do not require special certification or licensure.