The undergraduate Certificate in Disability Studies requires a minimum of 19 s.h. of credit. The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate.

The Certificate in Disability Studies requires the following course work.

Core Courses

Students earn 11 s.h. by taking the following four core courses.

All of these:
DST:1101Introduction to Disability Studies3
EDTL:4967Integrated Disability Studies Practicum2
HIST:4203Disability in American History3
And one of these:
CSD:1200Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities3
EDTL:4940Characteristics of Disabilities3
TR:3162Therapeutic Recreation: Clientele3

Focused Electives

Students earn a minimum of 8 s.h. in focused electives, which they select from courses in at least two of the following lists (maximum of 6 s.h. from any one list). They may count a maximum of 3 s.h. earned in courses numbered below 3000 toward this requirement.

Aging and Longevity Studies
ASP:1800/CSD:1800/NURS:1800/SSW:1800/TR:1800Aging Matters: Introduction to Gerontology3
ASP:3135/GHS:3050/SSW:3135Global Aging3
ASP:3150Psychology of Aging3
American Sign Language
ASL:3200Topics in Deaf Studies3
ASL:3300American Deaf Culture3
ASL:3400Issues in ASL and Deaf Studies3
ASL:3500Deafness in the Media3
ASL:3600American Sign Language Literature3
ASLE:3905/EDTL:3905Teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students3-4
American Studies
AMST:2025Diversity in American Culture3
ANTH:3102/CBH:3102/GHS:3102Medical Anthropology3
Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD:1015Introduction to Speech and Hearing Processes and Disorders2
CSD:3185Hearing Loss and Audiometry3
CSD:4145Developmental Language Disorders3
CSD:4148Developmental Speech Disorders3
Computer Science
CS:4980Topics in Computer Science II (when topic is research and development of accessible computing technologies)3
Disability Studies
DST:1200/GHS:1200/GRMN:1200/WLLC:1200Disability and Inclusion in Film and Writing Around the World3
DST:3102Culture and Community in Human Services2-3
EDTL:3130Adaptive Physical Education for the Elementary Classroom Teacher2
EDTL:4900Foundations of Special Education3
EDTL:4921Transition and Related Issues3
EDTL:4950Behavioral and Social Interventions3
EDTL:4990Interdisciplinary Issues in Disabilities1-3
EPLS:4180Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher3
RCE:4195Ethics in Human Relations and Counseling3
RCE:4197Citizenship in a Multicultural Society3
GEOG:3110/GHS:3111Geography of Health3
Health and Human Physiology
HHP:2200Physical Activity and Health3
HIST:4201/ASL:4201History of the American Deaf Community3
MUS:1687Orientation to Music Therapy2
NURS:1030Human Development and Behavior3
NURS:3712/SSW:3712Human Sexuality, Diversity, and Society3
Psychological and Brain Sciences
PSY:2301Introduction to Clinical Psychology3
PSY:2930Abnormal Psychology: Health Professions3
PSY:3320Abnormal Psychology3
Social Work
SSW:3847Discrimination, Oppression, and Diversity3
Therapeutic Recreation
TR:3160Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation3
TR:3261Inclusive Recreation3