Major Requirements - Disabilities Studies

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2018-2019 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Total Disability Studies Major Requirements: 40 semester hours

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 two-semester hour support seminar)
SPED4620 Collaboration Models for Inclusion (4) 

Required Interdisciplinary Courses: 12 semester hours
PSY1100 General Psychology (4)
PSY3660 Psychological Disorders (4)
SWK2050 Drugs and Human Behavior: Substance Abuse, Evaluation and Treatment (4)

Selected Courses: Choose 2 of the following courses
CRJ3840 Issues in Criminal Justice (4)
PSY3250 Lifespan Development (4)
OR
PSY3360 Adult Development and Aging (4)
SWK2500 Survey of Social Work (4)
SWK3760 Effects of Trauma on Children (4)
SPED3510 Diversity Studies for Teaching ELLs and Students with Disabilities (4)
OR
SOC3350 Race, Ethnicity and Power (4)
OR
SOC3570 Politics of Intimate Relations (4)
SPED3750 Prosocial Skills and Challenging Behavior (4)
SPED4200 Introduction to Lifespan Work with People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (4)