BA in Disability Studies

Program Requirements

Core Required Courses (9 credit hours)
  • DIS 1010: Rethinking (dis)Ability
  • PSY 2110: Lifespan Development
  • PHIL 2190: Philosophy of Justice 
Advanced Required Courses (12 credit hours)
  • ANTH 3700: Anthropology Social Movements
  • PBHL 3190: Disability and Public Health
  • DIS 4660:  Ethical Issues in Disability Studies
  • DIS 4950: Capstone in Disability Studies 
Required Community Engagement course (3 credit hours)
  • DIS 3030: Service Learning in Disability Studies

Interdisciplinary Electives (12 credit hours)

Students must take four electives, two of which must be at the 3000-level or above.

This list of electives is not exhaustive, and other courses may be accepted with the permission of the program director.

  • DIS 2070: Disability in Media and Literature
  • ANTH 2300: Culture, Identity and Cognition
  • KNES 2550: Disability and Diversity in Physical Activity
  • PBHL 2700: Concepts and Issues of Aging
  • PSY 3100: Psych of Testing
  • PSY 3510: Abnormal Psychology
  • SOC 3560: Sociology of Mental Health
  • SOC 3570: Sociology of Health and Illness
  • ANTH 3710: Health and Healing
  • PSY 3820: Behavior Modification
  • DIS 4090: Disability in a Global Society

For more information please contact:

Dr. Pamela Brillante
Program Director
brillantep@wpunj.edu