Disability Studies Minor

Students in the minor will gain an interdisciplinary perspective through a series of required introductory and upper level courses. Additionally, disability studies minors will have valuable opportunities to participate in, and contribute to, the Fordham Faculty Working Group on Disability seminars, to attend distinguished lecture and other events (e.g. movie screenings, discussion panels) throughout the year, as well as to engage with the broader community of disability studies scholarship in New York City.

This minor may be of particular interest to those with professional goals in education, human rights, architecture, medicine and allied health, psychology, public policy, social work, and law, as well as to students interested in further academic study in disability studies.

Six courses in disability studies are required for the minor. 

Course Title Credits
DISA 2500Introduction to Disabilities Studies4
One Upper Level Disability Studies course
Black Disability Studies
Disability, Literature, Culture: Neurological, Mental, and Cognitive Difference In Culture & Context
Extraordinary Bodies
Labor Market and Diversity 1
Disability: Economic and Other Approaches
Independent Study
Select four electives in Disability Studies 2

Selected sections only.


Any course with the DISA attribute may count toward this requirement.


The minor in disabilities studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in disabilities studies only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.