The Disability Studies Program offers a faculty-designed major through Individualized Studies. The Disability Studies Major is designed to provide a comprehensive curriculum in Disability Studies that includes the incorporation of the lived experiences of disabled people.


Review the Disability Studies Degree Requirements

How to Apply
Disability Studies is a minimum admission requirements major, accepting applications at any time. To apply, you must have completed DIS ST/LSJ/CHID 230: "Introduction to Disability Studies" with a minimum grade of 2.0. In addition, you must have earned a minimum of 45 credits and have a UW gpa of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete the prerequisite course (DIS ST/LSJ/CHID 230: "Introduction to Disability Studies") with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  • Print and fill out a Disability Studies Application Form.
  • Attach a personal statement outlining your educational objectives.
  • Set up an appointment with the Disability Studies adviser to go over your application. Make any revisions suggested.

Disability Studies Adviser

For information about the field of Disability Studies, and to apply to the major:

Disability Studies Advising
Smith M253
Disability Studies Program

‚ÄčLearn more on the Disability Studies web site.