BABA General Studies Specialization: Disabilities in Society

The Disabilities in Society (DIS) area of specialization is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate students in all majors to enhance their knowledge of disabilities and the impact disabilities have on the lives of people who experience them, and on the people with whom they live and interact. The focus is on the understanding of types of disabilities, how disabilities are perceived in society, ways people with disabilities are included in recreational, leisure, employment, educational, and other community activities, and legal aspects of disability policies. This specialization and its corresponding minor are not intended to lead to teacher certification. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


In order to pursue this area of specialization, students are required to have the four classes below totaling 12 hours (students must maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA). Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • EEX 3093 Exceptional People in School and Society (3 credits)
  • EEX 3097 Social Perspectives on Disability* (3 credits; availability: Summer only; online)
  • EEX 4280 Disability and Community Involvement and Employment* (3 credits; availability: Fall only; online)
  • EEX 4520 Disability: Legal Aspect and Policy* (3 credits; availability: Spring only; online)

*Prerequisites: EEX 2000 or EEX 3093

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Disabilities in Society is available through College of Education. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Office of Student Services
1002 Norman Hall

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, which includes the above four courses plus EEX 2000. You can find out more about the Disabilities in Society minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.