May 23, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Disability Studies, B.A.E.


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The B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (IDS) prepares students for service provision through the use of evidenced-based practices; and also prepares students who may be interested in matriculating to graduate level education, in areas such as Rehabilitation Counseling and Social Work.

Applying to the Program

In the spring of their sophomore year (e.g., 45 hours), students are required to formally apply for entry into the program, requiring an admission GPA of 2.5 in the following courses: PSY 100 , SW 124 , EDP 202 , CED 250 , CED 300 , PSY 223 . Upper division coursework is restricted to those who have been admitted to upper division status.

UK Core Requirements


See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity


II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities


III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences


IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences


V. Composition and Communication I


VI. Composition and Communication II


VII. Quantitative Foundations


VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning


IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA


X. Global Dynamics


Subtotal: UK Core hours: 31


Graduation Communication and Composition Requirement (GCCR)


Subtotal: GCCR hours 3


Subtotal: Premajor hours: 22


Subtotal: Major hours: 35


Guided Electives


Program guided course electives are provided below. Students choose a total of 27 credits. Students cannot count the same course for both Part I (6 credits) and Part II (21 credits).

Guided Course Electives Part I: 6


Select 6 credits from the following:

*Students may enroll only in those sections with the following subtitles: Sociology of Mental Health; Sociology of Disabilities; Death, Dying and End of Life Issues; Access to Health Care in the US and Global Contexts.

**Students may enroll only in those sections with the following subtitles: Family Violence; Victimology; Mass Incarceration; Substance Use and Society.

Guided Course Electives Part II: 21


Select 21 credits from the following:

*Students may enroll only in those sections with the following subtitles: Sociology of Mental Health; Sociology of Disabilities; Death, Dying and End of Life Issues; Access to Health Care in the US and Global Contexts.

**Students may enroll only in those sections with the following subtitles: Family Violence; Victimology; Mass Incarceration; Substance Use and Society.

Subtotal: Guided Electives: 27


Practicum


Students in the Interdisciplinary Disability Studies program are required to complete a practicum in the community, outside of the traditional classroom setting. This ensures that students are exposed to real-life agencies, populations, situations and circumstances to which they will demonstrate skill proficiency and applied knowledge. Evening classes have been traditionally offered in Master’s of Rehabilitation Counseling programs across the nation, as many students in this field work during the day. For this reason, students taking courses at the Rehabilitation Counseling 500 level may be required to take mixed graduate/undergraduate classes in the evening.

Free Electives


Select 12 credits of free elective classes of your choice.

Subtotal: Free Electives: 12


Total Hours: 120


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