Major Requirements - Disabilities Studies

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Required Courses:
Special Education Courses: 20 semester hours

  • SPED2120 Characteristics and Identification of People with Disabilities (4)
    or
    PSY3460 Exceptional Individual (4)
  • SPED3815 Strategies and Assistive Technology for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities (4)
  • SPED4300 Advocacy of and Models for Vocational, Social/Leisure, and Residential Needs of People with Disabilities (4)
  • SPED4400 Internship in Vocational, Social/Leisure, and/or Residential Agencies Serving People with Disabilities (4) (two eight-week placements, with a one-semester hour support seminar)
  • SPED4620 Collaboration Models for Inclusion (4)

Interdisciplinary Required Courses: 12 semester hours

  • PSY1100 General Psychology (4)
  • PSY3660 Abnormal Psychology (4)
  • SWK2050 Drugs and Human Behavior: Substance Abuse, Evaluation and Treatment (4)

Elective Options: Two of the following courses

  • CRJ3840 Issues in Criminal Justice (4)
  • PSY3250 Lifespan Development (4)
    or
    PSY3360 Adult Development and Aging (4)
  • SPED3510 Diversity Studies for Teaching ELLs and Students with Disabilities (4)
    or
    SOC3350 Race, Ethnicity and Power (4)
    or
  • SOC3550 Women, Men, Family and Diversity (4)
  • SPED3750 Prosocial Skills and Challenging Behaviors (4) 
  • SPED4200 Introduction to Lifespan Work with People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (4)
  • SWK2500 Survey of Social Work (4)
  • SWK3760 Effects of Trauma on Children (4)