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Accessibility Studies

Undergraduate ASP Programs

Become Certified in 10 Weeks--Totally Online!

The 16-credit, four-course certificate can be completed in 10 short weeks in the summer and is offered online. The online format makes this certificate accessible to working professionals and other distance learners.

The certificate can also be completed over a year by taking a course or two each quarter. 

You are welcome to take individual courses or complete the certificate even if you are not pursuing a degree. See information for non-matriculated students. 

Undergraduate Accessibility Studies Certificate - 16 credits 

ASP 305 Accessibility and User Experience (4 cr.)
ASP 325 Universal Design (4 cr.)
ASP 435 Accessible Information Design (5 cr.)
ASP 485 Accessibility Capstone (3 cr.)

Undergraduate Minor in Accessibility Studies

For undergraduates pursuing a bachelor's degree: A 21-credit minor in Accessibility Studies requires the four core certificate courses, plus an additional five credits of program-approved electives. These credits can be part of your major, too. Tailor your minor to fit your desired career goals and interests! 

The minor can also be completed in the 10 week summer session.

Accessibility Studies Minor - 21 credits

ASP 305 Accessibility and User Experience (4 cr.)
ASP 325 Universal Design (4 cr.)
ASP 435 Accessible Information Design (5 cr.)
ASP 485 Accessibility Capstone (3 cr.)
Select 5 additional program-approved credits of your choice. (5 cr.)

Regarding prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites for ASP 305 or ASP 325.
  • You must have completed ENG 101 and 102 or equivalent to enroll in ASP 435.
  • The capstone ASP 485 requires the other three courses first. The capstone typically takes more than a quarter to complete but does not require more than one quarter enrollment. The variable credit is determined in consultation with Dr. Petersen.

Regarding electives:

  • The elective credits can be taken at any time.
  • ASP 490 Internship (2-10) is a typical elective choice. Each credit represents 40 hours of field experience. This can be concurrent with other internship or employment placement. See Dr. Petersen to arrange this.
  • ASP 496 Individual Study (2-10) is an independent research project which can be related to the ASP 485 Capstone. See Dr. Petersen to arrange this.
  • ASP 498 Media Portrayals of Disability (5) is offered in the summer. 
  • ASP 184 First Year Seminar Topic (4) can count toward electives. 
  • Many other courses have accessibility issues and can be approved as electives. Discuss your options with Dr. Petersen after you complete your application.  

View the Online Catalog for full course descriptions.

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