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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Disabilities Studies
Certificate
HEGIS #5501
Chairperson: Maryanne C. Pepe
Brahan Hall Room 008, (518) 629-7341

This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2016 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

The Disability Studies Certificate will provide a multidisciplinary approach to the acquisition of knowledge and skills in this diverse field. The certificate is appropriate for individuals working or interested in human services, education, teaching, counseling, health and business. There is an expanding entry level job market and a clear need for enhanced competency among professionals in many disciplines.

Required courses lay the groundwork for a solid knowledge base, while the field experience enables students to develop necessary skills. The electives provide flexibility in addressing specific areas of interest including mental health, developmental disabilities, alcohol and substance abuse, educational settings or deaf culture.

The certificate can be pursued full- or part-time. With appropriate selection of courses, the entire 28 credits is applicable to Human Services associate degree.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
None Fall and Spring    

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 102 College Forum** (1)
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
HUSV 115 Perspectives on Disability OR 3
EDUC 108 Individuals with Exceptionalities in the School and Community
HUSV 109 Orientation to Fieldwork OR 1
  Free Elective
HUSV 110 Human Service Skills OR 3
  Elective as Advised
HUSV 105 Human Development and the Family OR 3
EDUC 100 Child Development OR
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
  (1) Electives as Advised 12
  Total Credits Required 28

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

**Required of first time, full time students

(1) Students may choose 12 credits from the following: ASLN 100, ASLN 101, CDEP 100, ECCE 213, EDUC 215, EDUC 216, EDUC 217, EDUC 218, PSYC 210

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
HUSV 115 Perspectives on Disability OR 3
EDUC 108 Individuals with Exceptionalities in the School and Community
HUSV 109 Orientation to Fieldwork OR 1
  Free Elective
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
  Elective as Advised 3
  Term Total 13
SECOND TERM
HUSV 110 Human Service Skills OR 3
  Elective as Advised
HUSV 105 Human Development and the Family OR 3
EDUC 100 Child Development OR
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology
  Electives as Advised 9
  Term Total 15