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.


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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

State Authorization

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence.