The Certificate on Disability Studies and Community Inclusion is open to undergraduate students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree or professionals who have already earned a bachelors degree. The certificate may be earned in conjunction with other degrees at Kent State University or other institutions.
The certificate program is flexible, with minimal required courses beyond those needed to complete a bachelor's degree. There are a total of 16 credit hours to be earned, with 9 credits in the core area of courses and 7 credits of electives. Electives are multidisciplinary in which students can choose courses from 15 different departments or majors. Students can tailor the courses taken toward completion of the certificate to meet their unique professional interests.