Disabilities and Community Living Curriculum

A total of 120 credits are required for the complete iPace bachelor’s degree, including University liberal arts and sciences requirements. Students should enter the program with a minimum of 64 completed college credits, with at least one credit-bearing college-level writing course or demonstration of writing ability through an examination provided by Pace University. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission for all programs.
 
Students with less than 64 credits should contact the Pace University Admission Office for information regarding pre- iPace eligibility, Experiential Learning credits and credit for CLEP exams. Students who have earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may be eligible to apply all credits toward the prerequisite minimum of 64 credits and a maximum of 68 credits. All others will have transcripts reviewed to ensure successful completion of a minimum of at least 32 Liberal Arts and Sciences credits. Note that you must earn a grade of “C” or better for past course- work to be accepted, and some credits may not be accepted if earned more than 15 years ago.
 
Required Classes (41 credits)
  • DIS 100  Disability in the Home and Community (4)
  • CS 101  Introduction to Computing (3) 
  • DIS 205  Working with Mental Health Providers in the Community (4)
  • DIS 104  Lifespan Human Development and Developmental Variations (4)
  • DIS 110  Community, Culture & Global Perspectives on Disability (4)
  • DIS 300  Health and Wellness for Persons with Disabilities (4)
  • TS 211A  Spreadsheet Applications for the Microcomputer (2)
  • DIS 200  Communication, Collaboration and Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities (4)
  • DIS 202  AT Pace – Assistive Technology for Participation, Accommodations, Communication, & Empowerment (4)
  • DIS 305  Supervising & Developing Personnel in Human Service Organizations (4)
  • DIS 210 Positive Behavior Approaches & Inclusion Support Addressing Behavioral Challenges (4) 
Electives (15 credits)
 
To further enrich this program of study, an additional 15 credits of electives may be selected from other offerings within the School of Education or the University, with approval of the program coordinator.