The purpose of the Disability Studies Certificate Program is to provide the students at the University of Georgia with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to become professionals and leaders who are capable of implementing change in attitudes, policy, and practice across the nation. These professionals will promote the true inclusion of all individuals with disabilities as fully-participating members of our communities and nation, with all the rights accorded to every citizen. Potential students include those from the educational, medical, and social sciences, but also include students from virtually every discipline including history, the arts, and humanities. The certificate is available to undergraduate students from any school or college at UGA.
Currently enrolled UGA students who have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students must complete an application before the Disability Studies Certificate can be added to his/her transcript.
*Acceptance into the Disability Studies Certificate program is contingent upon the signed approval of the Disability Studies Coordinator and your Academic Advisor.
*Upon completion of the certificate, a declaration of completion form must be completed prior to approval of the addition of the certificate on a student’s graduation application.
The Disability Studies Certificate students, also considered IHDD Trainees, are linked into a national network of Interdisciplinary Trainees through IHDD’s affiliation with The Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD). This network provides students with an opportunity to connect with the other 4,000 trainees nationally as well as to participate in events, access resources, develop their leadership skills and socially network to build their future careers. Find out more at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities trainees page.
Graduating with the IHDD Disability Studies Certificate will: