Disability occurs worldwide and has both national and global consequences. Its study suggests questions about social institutions, civil rights and social justice, bioethics and healthcare, public policy and economics, families and culture, genetic, environmental and nutritional relationships, legal and welfare parameters, educational and rehabilitative supports, and artistic depictions in media, literature and film.
The Disability Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program focusing on disability in American life. It consists of a minimum of 18 credits from at least three disciplines. Courses for the minor in Disability Studies are in addition to courses required for student's major.