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    Oct 19, 2019  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rehabilitation Studies, BS

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Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science with a major in rehabilitation studies often pursue careers where they serve individuals who have physical, mental and emotional disabilities and help them become productive and active citizens. This program provides extensive practical experience in community placements.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in rehabilitation studies is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (1699 Woodfield Road, Suite 300, Schaumburg, IL, 60173, 847-944-1345).

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in rehabilitation studies must meet the following requirements:

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service  requirements.

Plus an addictions course, 3 hours

RHAB 4275  is recommended for all majors.

Other course requirements


Minor requirements

Minor of 18 hours, of which 6 must be advanced, may be selected with the approval of the academic advisor. Students are advised to give careful consideration to career goals when selecting their minor area of study. A minor is not required.


Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement and/or the minimum total hours (120) required for the degree.

Other requirements

  • Demonstration of at least 400 hours of field work and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation

Students interested in majoring in rehabilitation studies should complete an application and make an appointment with the rehabilitation studies academic advisor for an initial interview. The advisor will provide information about the program and its appropriateness for that student. Upon admission into the program, the student is assigned an academic advisor. The student works with that advisor in the development of a degree plan and throughout the academic program until graduation.

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