Certificate in Disability Studies

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The Disability Studies Certificate Program will show you that disability is part of the tapestry of a diverse society. It emphasizes “universal access,” the philosophy that society should be inclusive of people of all diverse backgrounds and traits, and that the responsibility for diversity transcends traditional identity-based characteristics. Universal access (UA) embraces an approach that responsible societies do not just accommodate minorities, but are constructed for people of all; both majority and minority, typical and atypical.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Disability Studies Certificate, Undergraduate

The Disability Studies Certificate is a 15-credit program that familiarizes students with disability as a cultural construct and better prepares them to work directly with disabled people. The three certificate courses present students an opportunity to think more deeply about ways that disability is understood and valued, and encourages students to consider how they will implement and apply DS principles and practices in their own work. The DSST certificate is ideal for students pursuing a variety of careers such as Social Work, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Education, Speech Language Pathology and more.

Grade Requirements: this certificate requires a minimum grade >C- for all DSST courses and a combined GPA 2.0.

Required Courses
DSST 310DISABILITY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY5
DSST 410DISABILITY AS DIVERSITY5
DSST 490SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT IN UNIVERSAL ACCESS5
Total Credits15
 

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