The Disability Studies Minor requires students to enroll and successfully complete 15 credits. Six credits (two courses) are required lower level foundational courses. An additional nine credits (three courses) are upper level electives. Freshmen and sophomores who apply to and are accepted for the minor will be able complete requirements within four years. Juniors admitted to the minor may be able to complete the program in four years depending how the requirements of the DS Minor fit into their plan of study for their major. Seniors may apply who have completed most of the coursework and write compelling reasons for adding the DS Minor.
NOTE: Per university policy, no more than six credits from a student's minor or certificate program can also be applied to a student's major (unless exceptions have been made by the student's major program), and no more than six credits may be taken at an institution other than the University of Maryland. All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.