Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.
The Bachelor of Arts program in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) at St. Francis College is designed for students interested in a variety of disciplines including politics, law, business, education, social work, health care, urban policy, media, and cultural work. It prepares students to tackle problems that cannot be solved from a single disciplinary perspective.
Working with mentors across the SFC's academic divisions, IDS majors create an individualized major based on their unique interests, passions, and career goals.
Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals who enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.
The mission of the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) department is to provide a structured program within which students create their own educational pathways. By approaching topics like sustainability, migration, and gender from the perspectives of disciplines such as biology, business management, english, digital humanities, philosophy, and communications, students build skills and develop a critical mindset to comprehend and solve multifaceted real-world problems. The department, which places an emphasis on a customizable educational program, includes majors in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), International Cultural Studies (ICS), and Spanish.
St. Francis College students receive the enhanced Terrier 360 system of wrap-around support from day one to after graduation. Within the robust support, students gain in-depth insight and guidance to academic, internship, and career path options via the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership.
Qualified students seeking an additional academic challenge can participate in the St. Francis Honors Program, where students participate in a series of small, intensive seminars, trips, and other activities that lead towards a senior thesis.
The College is also home to 15 national honor societies and its own Duns Scotus Honors Society which recognizes students for their academic and community achievements.
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES B.A.
Students select two interdisciplinary areas of focus from American Studies, Environmental Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Students additionally select one proficiency from Digital Humanities, Migration Studies, and Visual Studies.
The full curriculum can be found here.