Disability Studies


Students may declare the minor after they have completed at least three approved disability studies courses including one core course, and no later than the term before their Expected Graduation Term (EGT) as posted in the “My Academics” tab in CalCentral. Please review the approved course list prior to submitting a declaration form.

If you are enrolled in a minor course in an upcoming semester: your minor declaration form will be processed AFTER the Week 4 drop deadline when your schedule is finalized. For example:
You have completed two out of three required courses to declare by the end of Spring semester and are enrolled in the third course in the following Fall semester. You submit the declaration form in Summer. Your declaration form will be processed after Week 4 of Fall semester which is after the drop deadline for most courses.

The only exception to this is for students who need to declare before their final semester (EGT) begins.  

Disability Studies Minor Declaration Form 

Your minor declaration form submission will be processed in approximately 3-5 business days. Business days are Monday-Friday and do not include weekends or holidays. Please check your CalCentral around that time to check if the minor has been added to your records.  If it has been longer than 5 business days and you do not see the minor you declared on CalCentral, please follow up with Michelle Herrera, the Disability Studies Minor Coordinator, at michellerh@berkeley.edu. 


In your final semester: 

If your application to declare the minor is approved, you will need to submit a Completion of L&S Minor Form during your final semester/EGT. The form is available below and on the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising website. Please email the document to the Michelle at michellerh@berkeley.edu.

  • Completion of L&S Minor Form – Please be sure to have your major advisor sign page 2 of the Completion of L&S Minor form acknowledging that you are sharing no more than one class between your major and the minor.
  • Transcripts (Transcripts printed through the “Cal Central” system are acceptable. Please choose the printing option that includes your name). If you are taking courses for the minor in the semester you plan to graduate, print a copy of your current class schedule as well.
  • A list of 5 courses (2 core and 3 electives) you wish to use to satisfy the Disability Studies Minor, as well as the semester and year the courses were taken. You must identify any course that overlaps with any of your majors or other minors. Only one course may overlap.


Contact Michelle Herrera: michellerh@berkeley.edu, 263 Evans Hallhave comp