Minor in Disability and Human Development

The Minor in Disability and Human Development is open to majors in the College of Applied Health Sciences and from other units and colleges. Students will be allowed to complete the minor area of study in Disability and Human Development if they meet the transfer-eligibility criteria at the time of application (minimum GPA of 2.50/4.00). Students must submit a request form to the department (Room 560, AHSB). A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50/4.00 is required for the minor field.

Requirements for the Minor

Students must complete a total of 13 semester hours (5 courses), consisting of the following:

Required Courses
DHD 101Disability in U.S. Society a3
DHD 400Disability and Human Development Capstone1
Select at least two core courses from the following:6
Disability in American Film a
Disability, Rights, and Culture a
Disability, Health, and Society a
Disability in World Cultures a
Select one elective from the following: b3
Disability in Latino Communities
Disability, Sexuality, and Health
Analysis of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Introduction to Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice
Total Hours13

See the course description for approved General Education categories for this course.  


 Students may also select one of the remaining core courses as their elective.

Enrollment Residence Requirement in the Minor

A student must complete at least one-half of the course work required for the minor field in enrollment residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago.