According to the Census, as the population ages, the number of disabled people will grow by an estimated 21% between 2007 and 2030. Understanding and addressing the needs of persons disability will become more important in careers in business, advocacy, education, government and law.
The number of persons with disabilities in the U.S. is estimated to grow by 21% by 2030. This program can prepare you to make the greatest impact in addressing the needs of this portion of the population. According to The New York Times, this training can lead to employment in many areas.
The minor in disability studies explores historical, linguistic, social, artistic and legal dimensions of disability with the goal of improving society in ways that will benefit those with disabilities.
Through curriculum that combines theory and practice, students will be prepared to address injustices, exclusions and misapprehensions regarding disabilities through advocacy and self-advocacy, education, knowledge of the law and historical awareness. The minor's coursework, designed to complement any undergraduate major, utilizes an electronic portfolio tailored to students' professional interests.
Students will be able to apply the knowledge gained in this program toward careers in policy and advocacy, social work, education, government, and with community and nongovernmental organizations.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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GPA Requirement: 2.00
Incompatible Majors: BA in disability studies
Other Enrollment Requirements:
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information