Jul 19, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in Developmental Disabilities

Location(s): Main Campus

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Developmental disabilities encompass a broad spectrum of disabling conditions that can profoundly diminish the quality of life of those impacted. A well-prepared workforce is critical to ensure that those who contend with a disabling challenge receive support such that daily life can be meaningful and purposeful.

The minor in Developmental Disabilities is intended to prepare students for careers working within the delivery system established to provide service to children and youth who are disabled, including aspects related to service delivery, program management/leadership, and advocacy. As a minor program, it will complement major degree programs by offering content and experiences specific to entering the developmental disabilities workforce.

Admission to the Minor Program

Prerequisite to this minor program: PSY 1600 - Psychology of the Developing Person  (3 units)

Applicants who meet the specified prerequisites and are currently enrolled in other majors are eligible to enroll in the Developmental Disabilities minor. Other requirements include filing an official program of study for the minor approved by the academic advisor and the College of Health and Human Services. For further information, contact the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services  office at (323) 343-4600.


Requirements for the Minor (21 units)

Electives for Foundations (9 units)

These are courses in foundations of program delivery, management, and advocacy. Select one course from each area: A, B, and C for a total of 9 units.

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