Online Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in disability studies equips you with the tools needed to help those with disabilities. In this disability studies major, you’ll learn how to create and advocate for policies in government, corporations and nonprofit organizations to increase inclusivity and create a greater sense of community.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is a Bachelor of Arts in disability studies?
The Bachelor of Arts in disability studies teaches you how to better understand and advocate for those living with disabilities. The disability studies major focuses on how society defines disability, rather than disability as a functional impairment. In this program, you’ll learn how to promote comprehensive workforce practices and greater opportunity for those living with disabilities.
What skills will I gain as a disability studies major?
Designed for students with a passion for advocacy, the disability studies major prepares you to make a positive impact on society by studying disability through historical, cultural, social, ethical and legal lenses. In doing so, you’ll learn to confront the marginalization of people with disabilities and acquire skills in research, advocacy and policymaking that are increasingly important in a range of professions. In the disability studies online program, you’ll become knowledgeable on topics such as diversity, equity and inclusion, and gain several transferable skills, including:
- Critical thinking.
- Effective communication.
- Ethical decision-making.
- Policy making.
Is a degree in disability studies right for me?
The disability studies degree is ideal for students looking to acquire further skills in research, advocacy and policymaking. Disability studies students may be working as, or looking to work as:
- Compliance officers.
- Disability service directors.
- Human resource managers.
- Nonprofit leaders.
Additionally, if you’re currently working in the medical field and looking to help confront the marginalization of those living with a disability, this degree may be a good fit for you.
Will my disability studies degree say ‘online’?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
What jobs can you get with a disability studies degree?
As the number of people with disabilities continues to increase, it becomes increasingly important to understand and meet people’s diverse needs. Upon graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of industries, including business, advocacy, education, government and law. Specific career examples include, but are not limited to:
Disability studies online admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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