Bachelor of Science >
The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies provides students the opportunity to obtain a degree by combining their previous college studies with courses that will prepare them for today’s changing work environment. The course work is provided in three formats.
The first represents the standard class attendance and traditional method of instruction. The second method is identified as a grouping of three courses each fifteen week term with required extensive outside study as preparation to comprehensive in-class development of the material. The student must commit to the entire program for a minimum of 15 week terms, and must complete and pass all three courses each term or repeat the entire term. The third format is a totally online program. See the Undergraduate Catalog
for detailed degree requirements.
Associate in Science >
The primary objective of the Associate in Science in Interdisciplinary Studies is to prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of areas as specified by the individual student’s needs. The curriculum is designed to give students a firm interdisciplinary foundation in the liberal arts as well as other disciplines offered by the University. Upon successful completion of the program, students will develop an understanding of several disciplines
including computers, business, law and psychology in addition to applied knowledge from the individually planned selected studies core. All credits earned from this degree are acceptable toward the Hodges University’s Baccalaureate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. This course is offered in both the traditional and online delivery format. See the Undergraduate Catalog
for detailed degree requirements.
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Hodges University’s Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Program supports the University’s philosophy of being an open, creative, and community conscious institution of higher learning. Graduates of the IDS Program are prepared to adapt to change, fulfill social responsibilities, understand the global perspective, adhere to standards of excellence and appreciate life-long learning.
Adult learners are attracted to IDS Programs because they can both enrich their lives and increase their career potential. The Interdisciplinary Studies Program considers the students experiences and encourages them in practical problem solving and contextual exploration. It helps them gain confidence and build networks through collaborative learning (Nitri, Schindler, & Henry, 2004). Additionally, the Interdisciplinary Studies Program focuses on skills and knowledge essential in today’s workplace.
Graduates from an IDS Program discover that they have a variety of career options. The IDS graduate is a prepared life-long learner who understands and can articulate the connections that exist within and among disciplines. Graduates find employment in careers such as law, education, human resources, medicine, social services, gerontology, sales, marketing, technology, retail and management. The graduate of an Interdisciplinary Studies Program has the integrated ability to propel an organization forward to unravel the complex web created by the challenges of a twenty-first century global world. It is the IDS professional who has the integrated skills and thought processes that will make a difference in our complex, borderless world.