What You Can Do with a Major in Disabilities Studies

At AU, we do more than prepare students for careers in agencies working with people with disabilities. We help you understand the factors and psychologies involved in working with different populations.

And we go beyond books and theory. We offer opportunities for field experiences and professional internships that provide a forum to test and discuss the principles you learn in your coursework. And, we help you gain practical experience to prepare you for life after graduation.

Recommended for students who are interested in the goal of inclusive practices for all people with disabilities and who wish to work in educational settings, social service agencies and the criminal justice system.

Note: This degree does not carry Illinois State Board of Education Licensure.

POTENTIAL CAREER TITLES

Prepare for potential careers as a(n):

  • ADA Specialist
  • Caseworker/Advocate
  • Community Health Worker
  • Disability Specialist
  • Health Educator
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Probation Officer
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Residential Counselor
  • Social Service Assistant
  • Vocational Counselor/Trainer

Potential careers for graduates with additional education or experience:

  • Case Manager
  • Educational Counselor
  • Group Home Counselor
  • Residential Manager
  • Social Worker

CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

Student organizations:

  • Psychology Club of Aurora University
  • Social Work Association

Volunteering:

  • Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CAREER SERVICES:

630-844-5403 | career@aurora.edu | aurora.edu/career
Eckhart Hall, Room 316