Disability Studies Minor



Coursework is designed to help students develop analytical and observation skills and apply inclusive disability frameworks to academic, professional, and personal lives.
Students enrolled in the Disability Studies Minor complete 6 required and 9 elective credits.  Some of the courses in the program may also satisfy General Education requirements. Students accepted into the program are required to meet annually with a program advisor to review coursework and progress.

Required Lower Division Foundational Courses 
(2 courses)
  • CHSE 205: Disability: From Stigma and Side Show to Mainstream and Main Street


  • EDSP 220: Disability in Community: Access, Accommodation, and Adaptation


  • HESP 202: Introduction to Hearing and Speech Sciences


Elective Courses
(3 courses)
  • BMGT 360: Strategic Management of Human Capital 
  • COMM 382: Intercultural Communication  
  • INST 466: Technology, Culture, and Society
  • EDHD 310: Your Brain on Education: The Neuroscience of Learning and Development
  • EDSP 470: Introduction to Special Education
  • HESP 499: Independent Study (Directed study in speech and language) 2
  • EDSP 498: Special Problems in Special Education (directed study)3  
  • ENME 444: Assistive Robotics4 
  • KNES 334: Adapted Physical Activity: Empowering People with Disabilities to Lead a Healthy and Active Lifestyle. 
  • EDSP 376: Fundamentals of Sign Language   
  • EDSP476: Communicating with Sign Language
  • EDSP311: Peer Mentor Training and Certification
  • HESP 386: Experiential Learning (Peer mentoring with college students with disabilities- SIGNA, PEERS)
  • PLCY 302: Examining Pluralism in Public Policy 
  • SOCY335: Sociology of Health and Illness
  • FMSC330: Family Theories and Patterns
  • PSYC354: Multicultural Psychology in the US
Total   15

1All courses listed are 3 credit courses.

2 Students may enroll in 1-3 credit hours.
3Students enrolling in EDSP498 must register for 3 credits.
4Requires permission of ENGR.