Degree Options: Minor
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
Visit the Disability Studies Program
What if the world were built for everyone?
Having a disability may not define a person, but it does change how they navigate the world. As a disability studies minor, you will learn how the concepts of disability and normality are understood in different times, spaces, and cultures. And you will gain practical knowledge of how to conceptualize and produce more accessible built and social environments.
The disability studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that examines historical, cultural, economic, physiological, and sociopolitical perspectives to understand the meanings and effects of disability. You’ll explore the intersection of social justice, human rights, and disability studies in recognizing the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. And you’ll discover the ways in which economics, law, medicine, the media, and the labor market can both challenge and uplift those with disabilities.
And you'll explore more than disability studies here. You'll also study philosophy, theology, literature, languages, ethics, mathematics, science, and the performing arts through Fordham's common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.
We want you to excel in your field—and as a human being.