Thursday, April 5, 2012

City University of New York starts online bachelor's degree in Disability Studies

From CUNY:

Online BA in Disability Studies

Disability Studies is an emerging academic field which explores disability and society using overlapping perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, science, and the law. The B.A. in Disability Studies offers both a strong foundation in disability theory and history as well as opportunities for in-depth study in one of four concentrations.

Students will:
•Learn the history that many textbooks overlook
•Acquire new ways of thinking about disability
•Explore socio-medical aspects of disability and the social and physical barriers to full inclusion and integration
•Learn how to interpret disability law and policy
•Read first-hand experiences of people with disabilities
•Explore what it means to live with a disability

Career Prospects
Graduates from the B.A. in Disability Studies program will be equipped with the knowledge, values, and skills that are sought by agencies providing services to individuals in community programs. Graduates will also be prepared for graduate work in disability studies, social work, rehabilitation counseling, physical and occupational therapy, education, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and liberal studies.

Admission Criteria
To qualify for admission to any of the Online Baccalaureate programs, applicants must have:
•At least 24 transferable credits from an accredited college or university, and
•An overall minimum GPA of 2.5.
The online application requires students to complete a personal essay question that will help us understand your educational goals and readiness for returning to college.

Katie DeFoe 


Mariette Bates

To learn more about the curriculum, click here.