Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies program must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.3 and complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of rehabilitation studies courses. Students are given the opportunity to complete another 12 credit hours in a specialization or certificate program and have the flexibility to add a related minor to their degree plan. Additionally, students are required to complete:


  • 120 college credit hours
  • 42 hours of general academics
  • 48 hours of general electives
  • A minimum of 42 hours of advanced credit
  • One-semester practicum

Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies -- Undergraduate Student Handbook


Rehabilitation Studies Required Courses (30 hours)
RHAB 3000 (3 hours) Microcounseling
RHAB 3100 (3 hours) Disbability and Society
RHAB 3200 (3 hours) Physical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability I
RHAB 3400 (3 hours) Criminal Justice Policy
RHAB 3900 (3 hours) Case Management in Rehabilitation
RHAB 4075 (3 hours) Drugs and Alcohol or RHAB 4275 (3 hours) Alcohol, Drugs and Disability
RHAB 4700 (3 hours) Employment Services
RHAB 4860 (3 hours) Professionalism / Leadership
RHAB 4880 (3 hours) Rehabilitation Practicum or RHAB 4881 (3 hours) Addictions Practicum

Rehabilitation Studies Electives
RHAB 3975 (3 hours) Addictions
RHAB 4575 (3 hours) Current Issues in Substance Abuse
RHAB 4175 (3 hours) Addiction Counseling Models
RHAB 4675 (3 hours) Addiction Counseling Practices
RHAB 4275 (3 hours) Alcohol, Drugs and Disability
RHAB 4800 (3 hours) Topics in Rehabilitation Studies
RHAB 4375 (3 hours) Addiction Counseling and Groups
RHAB 4475 (3 hours) Chemical Dependency Assessment

Suggest Minors (19 Hours, 6 Advanced Hours)
Behavior Analysis, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, Substance Abuse and Addiction Studies, Therapeutic Recreation.

The rehabilitations studies degree is designed to be flexible in order to allow students to select coursework that will better prepare them for the type of setting in which they hope to eventually work. For instance, students who want to work with individuals with alcohol or other drug abuse issues should minor in Substance Abuse and consider a double minor or concentrated course work in criminal justice. A combination of a rehabiltation studies degree, behavior analysis minor and human development minor would provide a solid basis for those who would like to pursue a career working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Students who are wishing to work in a mental health organization are encouraged to minor in psychology and seek the substance abuse treatment certificate.

Check out the department website at for information about faculty, course descriptions, employement opportunities, and links to other rehabilitation-related sites such as licensing.


RHAB 3000 (3 hours) Micro Counseling ***
ENGL 1310 (3 hours) College Writing I *
ENGL 1320 (3 hours) College Writing II *
PSYC 1680/81 (3 hours) Statistics recommended (may have changed since the handbook was written - please check with your advisor)
BIOL 1112 (3 hours) Contemporary Biology **
HIST 2610 (3 hours) U.S. History to 1865
HIST 2620 (3 hours) U.S. History Since 1865
PSCI 1040 (3 hours) American Government
PSCI 1050 (3 hours) American Government
PSYC 1630 (3 hours) General Psychology **

* Must earn a "C" or higher to satisfy requirement
**BIOL 1112 and PSYC 1630 are recommended by the department

University Core Curriculum Requirements ***
The University Core Curriculum is designed to give all graduating students basic intellectual competencies in reading, writing, speaking, listening, critical thinking and computer literacy. This core body of knowledge requires study in the tools of language and thought, mathematics, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences (including U.S. history and political science), visual and performing arts and humanities.

The UNT Core Curriculum complies with the mandates of the 1997 Texas Legislature regarding requirements for state-assisted institutions.

Individual academic programs may require courses contained in parts of the University Core Curriculum. Students who wish to take courses that will fulfill both core and major requirements simultaneously should check with academic advisors for assistance in selecting core courses.

Students may also choose to use core courses to meet the minimum number of advanced hours required by their degree.

***RHAB 3000, RHAB 3100, and RHAB 4880 satisfy both a major requirement and a university core requirement.