BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)

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    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. In addition, this program is designed for the inspired learner who is motivated to expand their career opportunities. By choosing more than one areas 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.
    • Some of our faculty
      • Sherrie Winton

        Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Program

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

        Learn more about Sherrie

      • 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

        Learn more about Sue

      Sherrie Winton

      Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Program

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

      Learn more about Sherrie

      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

      Learn more about Sue

    • Student Stories
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        Saint Joseph's College is a great school with so many opportunities and flexibilities for its students!

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        I'm so glad that I was able to find this program. The conveniences of the program and the support I have received from the school have been great.

      • Sherri L Pelletier, Special Education Teacher/ Network Leader

        I have had professors who give insightful feedback to increase my performance or confirm my knowledge. They care about what they teach and they set high standards and help me reach them.

    • 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.

      Learn more about possible occupations.