BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Theology Minor

  • Overview

    This degree completion program in Theology 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.

    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.

    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, 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. Students pursuing an associate’s degree in IDS will complete one approved minor. Students can also pursue the Theology minor as part of the Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (AS, IDS) degree program.

    A BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Theology Minor with a Fast Track to Masters of Art in Theology is also available. 

  • Some of our faculty
    • Carmina Magnusen chapp

      Ph.D., Duke University

      M.A., Providence College

      B.A., University of Notre Dame

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    • Patricia Sodano Ireland

      Ph.D., Drew University

      M.Phil., Drew University

      M.Div., Andover Newton Theological School

      M.A., Boston College

      B.A., Boston College

      Learn more about Dr. Ireland

    • The Rev. Frank Donio, S.A.C.

      D.Min., The Catholic University of America

      M.Div., Washington Theological Union

      M.S., Villanova University

      M.A., The Catholic University of America

      B.A., The Catholic University of America

      Learn more about Rev. Frank

    Carmina Magnusen chapp

    Ph.D., Duke University

    M.A., Providence College

    B.A., University of Notre Dame

    Learn more about Carmina

    Patricia Sodano Ireland

    Ph.D., Drew University

    M.Phil., Drew University

    M.Div., Andover Newton Theological School

    M.A., Boston College

    B.A., Boston College

    Learn more about Dr. Ireland

    The Rev. Frank Donio, S.A.C.

    D.Min., The Catholic University of America

    M.Div., Washington Theological Union

    M.S., Villanova University

    M.A., The Catholic University of America

    B.A., The Catholic University of America

    Learn more about Rev. Frank

  • Student Stories
    • Karen Mentlewski, Director of Religious Education

      During my studies I was diagnosed with cancer. I was, and continue to be, supported by my advisor and professors through their understanding, encouragement and prayer. What a blessing!

    • Dennis Reichard, Business Manager

      The courses are challenging and the professors do give you good feedback and are easy to get in contact if you are having a problem. The tuition is very reasonable for graduate studies and if you need an extension it isn't a problem.

    • Kevin P. Cannon

      St. Joseph's College has provided an excellent educational process for me. The professors have been top notch, are always readily available to assist in my education process and have shared a wealth of knowledge above and beyond the coursework they have presented.

  • Career Moves
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic, directors of religious activities and religious education direct and coordinate activities of a denominational group to meet religious needs of participants. These individuals plan, direct, or coordinate church school programs designed to promote religious education among church membership. They may provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, or religious problems.