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Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

Associate of Science Degree in Human Services with a Major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (non-teaching)
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Concentration
Certificate of Completion in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Associate of Science Degree in Human Services with a Major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (65 cr)
MSU's two Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) degree programs prepare professionals to work for agencies that provide services for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Associate of Science in Human Services with a major in I/DD is a unique program that works closely with North Dakota’s community-based service system.

Since students in this program often hold full-time and part-time jobs in the I/DD service industry, all of the classes in this degree program's “required core” are made available at I/DD service sites throughout ND, and online. Furthermore, this program’s general education requirements can be completed at any accredited college or university.

The Associate of Science Degree in Human Services with a major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the designated 27 credits of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities coursework and the 38 credits of General Education coursework. Further information can be obtained from the Department of Special Education, Developmental Disabilities Office at 701-858-3260, 1-800-777-0750, ext. 3260.

General Education (38 cr)

Required Core (27 cr)

NOTE: Most courses in AS in Human Services with a major in I/DD are only offered once every two years. Students schedules will vary. See advisor for assistance.

Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (non-teaching) (128 cr)
MSU’s Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a major in I/DD was originally designed as a career ladder choice for graduates of our Associate of Science in Human Services with a major in I/DD degree and many students continue to follow this career path. In recent years, an increasing number of students have enrolled in this four-year program with neither an Associate degree nor previous experience in the I/DD service industry. Like the Associate of Science degree, students in this four-year program take advantage of many paid, hands-on experiences in the I/DD service industry.

General Education (38 cr)

Required Core (43 cr)

Behavior Management Requirement (3 cr)
Elect one of the following (3)

Human Development Requirement (2-3 cr)
Elect one of the following (2-3)

Mature-Citizen Requirements (2 or 3 credits)
Elect one of the following (2-3)

Adjunctive discipline studies (Granting department requirements)
Students in this program may complete either an academic minor or two academic concentrations.

Minor and/or Concentration(s)-Related Field (33 cr)

Students pursuing a non-teaching Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services with a major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities should take an average of 16 hours per semester to complete 128 hours in four years (eight semesters). Consult an advisor for specific class sequence.

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Concentration (12 cr)
Required

Certificate of Completion in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (15 cr)
The Certificate of Completion in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities is designed to meet a national demand for paraprofessional training of personnel who support individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in the community. Students will be required to take SPED 101: Introduction to I/DD and at least 12 semester hours of electives from the remaining courses in the Associate of Science in Human Services with a major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. Students may specialize in Health Care, Positive Behavior Supports, Aging, or Severe Disabilities. Contact (701) 858-3260 or 800-777-0756 ext 3260 for advising.