Disability Studies Minor

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Why minor in disability studies?

  • With guidance from your advisor, you will customize your curriculum to include courses in education, health care, counseling and more.
  • You’ll gain valuable insight into the historical, social, political and economic issues associated with disabilities.
  • Having an informed perspective on disability and accessibility will set you apart in the job market.

Disability Studies

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certifiable)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work

Administration of the program

Courses must be approved by the faculty of the Disability Studies Committee for inclusion in the minor.

The minor includes DAS 100, plus at least 15 hours of additional course work for a total of at least 18 hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in all courses counted toward the minor. It is recommended that DAS 100 be taken prior to undertaking all other courses in the minor.

A student cannot take more than six hours in a particular discipline to complete the minor; exceptions must have the permission of the Administrator. A student can petition to apply a variable content/special topics course to the minor, with the approval of the Administrator. Such variable content/special topics courses might include: ANT 330(1-3), ENG 330(3), HST 397(1-3) or HST 597(1-3), or REL 397(1-3).

  1. DAS 100(3).
  2. 15 hours from the following areas with at least three hours from three of the four areas with no more than six hours from each discipline (course code):
    1. Arts and Letters: ART 366(3), ART 401(3), COM 360(3), COM 407(3), ENG 287(3)*, ENG 289(3)*, ENG 563(3), THE 506(3), THE 515(3).
    2. Humanities and Public Affairs: ANT 365(3), DAS 397(1-3), DAS 497(1-3), SOC 420(3).
    3. Health and Human Services, and Natural and Applied Sciences: CSD 380(3), KIN 130(1), KIN 468(3), PLN 505(3), PSY 309(3), REC 200(3), SWK 219(3).
    4. Business and Education: BUS 307(3), CFD 305(3), CFD 353(3), EDC 345(3), LTC 560(3), SPE 311(3), SPE 312(3), SPE 507(3), SPE 560(3).
      *when applicable
  3. Attain a minimum GPA of 2.50 in all courses counted toward the minor.

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