College of Education

Interdisciplinary Disability Studies


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Want to help empower people?

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies will prepare you for a variety of careers where you can help make a difference and empower people. You will learn that empowerment comes through knowledge and understanding of various disabilities and the unique needs of individuals. 

The program looks at the various aspects of a person's life and enviroment. It focuses on empowerment of people with disabilites to live full lives. You will learn to facilitate the quality of life that people desire, such as independence and socioeconomic stability.



Grow Your Future

With this degree, you will have access to a steadily growing number of jobs in community and social services. Examples of job settings include:

  • Healthcare
  • Community-based agencies
  • Mental health agencies
  • Public schools
  • Social service settings
  • Higher education


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"The Interdisciplinary Disability Studies program has taught me skills beyond counseling expertise. It has provided me with the resources I need to create a safe, trusting, and equal environment for both my personal and professional life. Throughout the past three years, the professors have been nothing but understanding and supportive of my educational goals. I know I will be graduating from this program with the skill criteria I need in order to be a successful counselor"

Reagan Rees

Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Graduate

Apply for College of Education Scholarships

In addition to automatic and competitive scholarships from the University of Kentucky, our students are also eligible for a variety of scholarship awards from the College of Education.

For incoming freshmen the scholarship application deadline is February 1. 

For transfer and current students the scholarship application deadline is April 5.

Student Organizations

Students can find many opportunities to join organizations. Learn more about student organizations in our college.