Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Studies
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The Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Studies prepares undergraduate students for a complex, global world comprising an increasingly diverse society that includes people with disabilities. The certificate program focuses on engaging students in interdisciplinary experiences to help them understand contemporary disability issues, research, and practices within a social, political, cultural, and historical context.
Upon completion of the program, students will be well equipped to meet the skills and competencies that many employers seek. As people with disabilities enter the workforce in increasing numbers, VCU students who have earned the Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Studies will be well positioned to understand the needs of people with disabilities and to interact with them in a broad range of settings, including the workplace. This certificate is not a stand-alone program and only runs concurrently with a student's undergraduate degree program.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Studies requires 9 credit hours of undergraduate courses:
- IDDS 200 Disability History and Culture (3 credits)
- IDDS 201 Disability, Diversity and Human Rights (3 credits)
- IDDS 300 Applications of Disability Studies (3 credits)
Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.
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