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California State University, Sacramento
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies, B.A.

American Sign Language/Deaf Studies B.A.

American Sign Language (ASL) & the Deaf Studies major takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of deaf and hard-of-hearing people in American and world society. The program promotes the understanding of deaf people as a linguistic and cultural group and encourages students to analyze existing stereotypes and policies relating to deaf and hard-of-hearing people in order to work both within their own communities and others in effecting change for the betterment of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

With an ASL/Deaf Studies Major, students may obtain entry-level jobs in settings working with the deaf such as residential supervisor, classroom aide, vocational trainer, and much more. Students may also combine an ASL/Deaf Studies Major with a related minor field of study such as education, counseling, audiology, speech therapy, and communication studies for a more well-rounded grounding in the issues relating to the deaf and hard of hearing in their fields. Students in fields which are not specifically deaf-related such as nursing, law, computer engineering, and many more may also experience an edge in gaining employment, whether in deaf-related settings or not, with a major or minor in ASL/Deaf Studies compared to those without similar coursework or experience.
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