Undergraduate Program

Why Minor in Disability Studies?

Disability studies is a dynamic interdisciplinary minor that considers disability as an identity, a community, a history, and a form of critical analysis. Rather than approaching disability as a problem in need of a cure, disability studies understands disability as a human experience that offers unique perspectives on culture and society. Our program empowers students to make the world a better place for disabled people and their families. We prepare students for careers in psychology and counseling, health and medicine, government and law, nonprofits and advocacy, public policy and administration, and education and social work. 



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Get Real-World Experience

The disability studies minor combines classroom learning with hands-on fieldwork. Students learn directly from people with disabilities through a wide variety of community partnerships in sports, schools, health care, direct support provision, the arts, and many other spheres of life.


A Minor that Hits Home

“Everything around the minor showed disability as something to be celebrated and not something to be afraid of and as someone with a disability, I was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool. I want in.”

—Ashley Osborne, minor


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Advising and Academic Support

Students minoring in disability studies can consult our program director or seek support from the advising team at Tykeson College and Career Advising.

Brian Trapp

Dr. Brian Trapp (He/Him/His)     
Director of Disability Studies

Email: trapp@uoregon.edu     
Phone: 541-346-0508     
Office: 216 Alder     
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Events

Comparative Literature Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Comparative Literature Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Memorial Quadrangle
Philosophy Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Philosophy Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Willamette Hall
Psychology Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Psychology Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Matthew Knight Arena
School of Global Studies & Languages Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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School of Global Studies & Languages Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 East Campus Green
Sociology Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Sociology Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Southwest Campus Green
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Hope Theater
Black Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Race, and Ethnic Studies, & Latinx Studies
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Black Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Race, and Ethnic Studies, & Latinx Studies Jun 16 Hope Theater
Classics, Humanities, Medieval, & Religious Studies
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Classics, Humanities, Medieval, & Religious Studies Jun 16 Willamette Hall
Environmental Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Environmental Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 East Campus Green
Math Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Math Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Straub Hall