Undergraduate Program

To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services, a student must complete program of a minimum of at least 120 hours; included in this is 60 hours of major required and support course work. Students will participate in 400 hours of supervised clinical field experience in an approved rehabilitation setting during the last two semesters of study. After declaration of the major, students will be advised regarding available options: General Rehabilitation, Addictions Concentration, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Concentration. In order to graduate from the program, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.4 in all major required and support courses.

Graduates from the Program are qualified to begin a career in a variety of human service settings that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Additionally, students are academically prepared to apply for graduate school in Rehabilitation or a related field.

This professional program is designed to provide students with opportunities for community involvement through applied assignments. Rehabilitation organizations and other community resources are utilized for field experiences. The curriculum prepares the student to enter directly into the work force as a Rehabilitation Specialist or a related job as well as to pursue graduate studies in rehabilitation or a related field (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, mental health counseling, social work, special education).


New UTRGV online degree program in Addiction Studies launches this Fall

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – AUG. 6, 2018 – The UTRGV School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling starting this fall semester will offer a brand new Bachelor of Science degree in Addiction Studies that is fully online.

The degree program has been developed to satisfy education requirements for becoming a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas.

Know Your RoadMap to Graduation

Vaqueros begin with the end in mind! Taking your major field of study into account, Road Maps are a suggested sequence of courses that you may take during your time at UTRGV. As you review your own Road Map, we encourage you to pay close attention to additional course prerequisites and requirements such as course sequence, course grades, classification and/or course rotation. Additionally, in connection with your Core, take a few moments to review your RoadMap and observe how your graduation pathway intersects with the Categories listed in the Core.

UTRGV Undergraduate Programs RoadMap list.

Degrees Awarded

Academic Year  Doctoral   Masters   Bachelors   Total 
2017-2018 8 54 225 287
2016-2017 1 31 274 306
2015-2016 0 46 295 341


Year    Doctoral   Masters   Undergraduate   Total 
2014 4 36 246 286
2013 2 46 119 167
2012 0 29 199 228
2011 0 37 148 185

 Enrollment Data

Year    Doctoral   Masters   Undergraduate   Total 
2016 33 135 762 930
2015 21 117 926 1064
2014 29 138 1016 1183
2013 29 118 1019 1166
2012 26 114 1019 1159
2011 27 99 750 876
2010 17 43 643 703