The undergraduate Certificate in Disability Studies requires a minimum of 19 s.h. of credit. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate.

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.

The Certificate in Disability Studies requires the following coursework.

Core Courses

Students earn 11-12 s.h. by taking the following four core courses.

Both of these:
DST:1101Introduction to Disability Studies3
RHET:2135/SJUS:2135Rhetorics of Diversity and Inclusion3
One of these:
EDTL:4940Characteristics of Disabilities3
TR:3162Therapeutic Recreation: Clientele3
And one of these:
EDTL:2073Finding Your Comfort Zone: Secrets to Success3
EDTL:4967Integrated Disability Studies Practicum2

Focused Elective Courses

Students earn a minimum of 7-8 s.h. in focused electives to earn a total of at least 19 s.h. for the certificate, 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 Studies
ASP:3170Health and Aging3
ASP:4165/CSD:4165Communication Disorders and Aging1-2
American Sign Language
ASL:3200Topics in Deaf Studies3
ASL:3400Issues in ASL and Deaf Studies3
ASL:3500Deafness in the Media3
ASL:3700Deaf Gain: Reframing Deaf People, Cultures, and Languages3
ASL:4201/HIST:4201History of the American Deaf Community3-4
American Studies
AMST:2025Diversity in American Culture3
ANTH:3102/CBH:3102/GHS:3102Medical Anthropology3
ANTH:3152/ASP:3152/GHS:3152Anthropology of Caregiving and Health3
ANTH:3308Human Variation3
Cinematic Arts
CINE:1195Video Games and Identity3
CLSA:1100/GHS:1100/GRMN:1100/GWSS:1100/WLLC:1100Contraception Across Time and Cultures3
CLSA:1181/GHS:1181Ancient Medicine3
College of Public Health
CPH:2400The U.S. Health System in a Global Context3
CPH:3230Human Genetics and Public Health3
Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD:1015Introduction to Speech and Hearing Processes and Disorders2
CSD:3185Hearing Loss and Audiometry3
CSD:4114Introduction to Voice Disorders2
CSD:4145Developmental Language Disorders3
CSD:4148Developmental Speech Disorders3
COMM:2020Health Communication3
Computer Science
CS:3980Topics in Computer Science I3
CS:4980Topics in Computer Science II (when topic is research and development of accessible computing technologies)3
CRIM:3250Drugs, Deviance, and Social Control3
Disability Studies
DST:1200/GHS:1200/GRMN:1200/WLLC:1200Disabilities and Inclusion in Writing and Film Around the World3
DST:3102Culture and Community in Human Services2-3
DST:3200Bioethics, Health, and Disabilityarr.
Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
GWSS:2700Transgender People, Politics, and Cultures3
GWSS:4140/ANTH:4140/CBH:4140/GHS:4140Feminist Activism and Global Health3
GEOG:3110/GHS:3111Geography of Health3
Global Health Studies
GHS:2260/RELS:2260Hard Cases in Healthcare at the Beginning of Life3
GHS:2265/RELS:2265Hard Cases in Healthcare at the End of Life3
GHS:4205/SPAN:4205Culture, Language, and Health3
Health Management and Policy
HMP:4000Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System3
HIST:4203Disability in American History3
International Studies
IS:3555/GHS:3555/HIST:3755Understanding Health and Disease in Africa3
Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
PSQF:2116Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology3
PSQF:3104Multicultural Issues in Counseling and Psychology3
PSY:1501Everyone's a Little Bit Biased: The Science Behind Prejudice3
PSY:3320Abnormal Psychology3
Religious Studies
RELS:3580/ANTH:3113/ASIA:3561/GHS:3113Religion and Healing3
School of Social Work
SSW:3729Substance Use and Abuse2-3
SSW:3847Discrimination, Oppression, and Diversity3
SSW:4100Social Work in the Criminal Justice System3
Sociology and Criminology
SOC:3510Medical Sociology3
Teaching and Learning, Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, and Counselor Education
EDTL:2963/THTR:2605Monsters, Victims, and Villains: Changing Perceptions3
EDTL:3130Adaptive Physical Education for the Elementary Classroom Teacher2
EDTL:4900Foundations of Special Education3
EDTL:4950Behavioral and Social Interventions3
EDTL:4987/RCE:4187Introduction to Assistive Technology3
EDTL:4990Interdisciplinary Issues in Disabilities1-3
EPLS:4180Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher3
EPLS:4200Diversity and Inclusion in Athletics3
RCE:4113Sleep, Sleep Deprivation, and Sleep Disorders3
RCE:4132Introduction to Addictions and Impulse Control Disorders3
RCE:4179Sexuality Within the Helping Professions3
RCE:4185Introduction to Substance Abuse3
RCE:4197Citizenship in a Multicultural Society3
Therapeutic Recreation
TR:3261Inclusive Recreation3
TR:4197Practicum in Therapeutic Recreation1-3