Disability Studies

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UToledo's disability studies program is helping students and the community understand the full spectrum of human diversity. As the first major of its kind in the U.S., the bachelor of arts degree program in disability studies is truly interdisciplinary and centered in the liberal arts and social sciences, while drawing on insights from across the campus. We also offer a minor and graduate certificate in disability studies.

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Disability Studies Undergraduate Programs

The disability studies bachelor's degree and minor emphasize critical thinking in an accessible framework of creative problem-solving.

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Disability Studies Graduate Certificate

Our 12-credit graduate certificate is ideal for working professionals and graduate students seeking advancement in policy, education, advocacy and compliance.

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About Disability Studies at UToledo

Keep current on our news and events, connect with faculty and read additional info about our programs.


Strong Community Partnerships

The UToledo Disability Studies department partners with organizations like the Ability Center, which "advocates, educates, partners, and provides services supporting people with disabilities to thrive within their community." More than half of its employees and board of trustees members are individuals living with disabilities.



Students in the internationally-recognized Disability Studies program at The University of Toledo have great potential, but they need your help. When you give to the Disability Studies Scholarship and Research Fund, you transform lives by helping students obtain their education.

The Disability Studies Scholarship is near endowment, but we need your help to reach our goal. In 2020, we plan to celebrate five years of offering the B.A. by providing additional student scholarships. Your generous contributions will enable us to give financial assistance to more talented and hardworking students.


Last Updated: 6/27/22