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Disability Studies

Woman helping older woman on computerMinor in Disability Studies

The minor in disability studies focuses on the meaning and consequences of what it is to be defined as disabled. The minor approaches disability from interdisciplinary and intersectional perspectives, drawing on historical, cultural, economic, physiological, and sociopolitical knowledge to unpack its meanings and effects.

This minor may be of particular interest to those with professional goals in human rights, medicine and allied health, psychology, public policy, education, social work, and law. Throughout the program, students will have opportunities to participate in events, lectures, and seminars both of the Fordham Disability Scholarship Cluster on campus and of the broader New York City community. Minors will graduate having acquired pragmatic knowledge of how to conceptualize and produce more accessible built and social environments.