Bachelor of ScienceAmerican Sign Language and Human Services
The Bachelor of Science in American Sign Language and Human Services is an integrated program of study dedicated to preparing individuals to interact in a positive and supportive manner with members of the American Deaf Community. The curriculum is designed to assist students in acquiring competence in ASL, developing an understanding of the diverse American Deaf communities and Deaf culture, and applying linguistic and sociocultural skills and knowledge to the discipline of human services, in order to contribute to civic engagement and social justice for Deaf people.
The combined major offers a wide array of courses as well as volunteer, internship, and practicum opportunities to learn from Deaf people’s lived experiences through community and industry connections. The program provides opportunities that will allow students an opportunity to acquire the linguistic, cognitive, and ethical decision-making skills as well as the sociocultural knowledge necessary to work in Deaf Community, sign-language-related disciplines. Students pursuing a combined major in human services integrate their foundation in ASL and the Deaf Community with human service organizations.