Disability Studies

Deepen your understanding of diversity and inclusion in regard to disabilities. Discover how society defines disability and the ways individuals with disabilities overcome social barriers in their everyday lives. 

Total Credit Hours: 21

What You'll Study

The Disability Studies minor includes courses in human development; apparel, housing and resource management; psychology; education; and science, technology, and society. Whether working with people directly or through systems of design, this study is relevant for careers ranging from equipment engineering to classroom teaching to legal policymaking.

Pathways Core Concepts

  • 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
  • 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
  • 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
  • 7 - Critical Analysis of Equity and Identity in the United States
     

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Contact Us
If you have questions about pursuing a disability studies minor, please contact:

Dr. Carolyn Shivers 
309 Wallace Hall
shivercm@vt.edu