Disability Studies Minor

Develop a better understanding of women and gendered perspectives. Study with us and help create social change in a global context.

What You’ll Learn

Your Disability Studies minor allows you to study disability from multiple perspectives and lenses.

Discover how the ability/disability binary is constructed and impacts all areas of our society. Explore the impact ableism and disability rights activism have on diverse bodies, spaces, and institutions.

  • Curriculum

    Critical Disability Studies is a growing field. This minor looks at issues related to the study of disability through courses in multiple departments and programs. Tailor your learning to suit your academic and professional interests.

    An education in disability studies can enrich your professional knowledge across various fields of study. Brockport is one of the only colleges in our area with a minor in disability studies.

    Curriculum & Learning Outcomes


    To truly understand how ableism works in our society, one must study it from multiple perspectives.

    Our course offerings span across multiple fields of study, including, but not limited to:

    • Education
    • English
    • Social Work
    • Modern Languages and Cultures
    • Women and Gender Studies
    • Adapted Physical Education
    • Recreation and Leisure
    • African and African American Studies
    • Political Science and International Studies


  • Admission Requirements

    If you are interested in the Disability Studies Minor, please contact Milo Obourn for more information.

    We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November. We decide your admission once you complete your application.

    Next Deadline for Transfer Students

    Fall Semester: August 1

    Undergraduate Admissions

    Career Outlook

    Many fields are looking for employees with a broader understanding of disability justice. Candidates with a disability studies background are able to make their work spaces more accessible for all.

    Regardless of your career interests, a minor in disability studies can make you a more desirable candidate. An understanding of disability studies will deepen your own knowledge and critical thinking skills in your field.


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Having a disability myself, I am very passionate about learning, understanding, and helping others who also suffer from disabilities within the community. The disability minor offered a very unique study and sets Brockport apart from other schools. Brenna O’Neil