Disability Studies (DS) creates the space for rethinking traditional, medical approaches, to imagining disability, mental health and related social institutions, using a liberal arts lens to explore the variety of possible, yet uncommonly shared, meanings. We situate disability amidst contemporary, interdisciplinary debates and developments in research, policy and theory, illustrating how it touches all our lives in different spheres: family sports education, youth, workplace, art, war, aging, cultures and mobility.

For Ontario high school students a minimum 80% final entrance average is required. Averages are calculated on the top six 4U or 4M credits including English 4U.

College transfer students are required to have a minimum cumulative average of "B" or better in an acceptable one-year certificate (General Arts and Sciences, Pre-Health Science, Human Services Foundation) or completed diploma. College transfer students may earn up to a maximum of five transfer credits. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.

King’s projects a minimum 65% for admission for students transferring from another Canadian University. A maximum of ten transfer credit may be granted. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.

Programs Offered

  • DS 1010a/b Exploring Disability
  • DS 2201a/b Rethinking Disability
  • DS 2202 a/b Understanding Disability Labels
  • DS 2211 a/b Disability Art, Sport and Leisure
  • DS 3301 f/g Bioethical Controversies

Disability and mental health affect most of us directly or indirectly, as well as people that we will work with as colleagues, partners, clients or service providers. The new Disability Rights legislation means that familiarity with this field will continue to be a valuable asset for various careers and good citizenship. Other social changes that increase the relevance of this degree include: aging population living longer but with more disabilities, veterans returning with various conditions and a rise in diagnosis of conditions for children and youth and subsequent attention to supporting them well.

Approximate Costs

Fee details and schedules are available at www.kings.uwo.ca/fee-schedules/

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