The American Sign Language Studies (ASL) degree is designed to provide a foundation for further work with deaf people. Students will develop their knowledge of ASL and the culture of Deafness in North America and around the world.
ASL provides a foundational curriculum within the liberal arts framework, and is designed for the student to acquire competencies necessary to transfer to ASL Studies, ASL Interpreting, or Deaf Education baccalaureate programs.
The study of American Sign Language is on the rise in America. Students learning ASL may work in careers such as a sign language interpreter, teacher of the deaf, speech language pathologist, psychologist, employment counselor, social worker, child care worker or audiologist. Some places of employment might be mental health clinics social service agencies, hearing and speech agencies, hospitals and clinics, government institutions, public and private schools. (Careers working with deaf and hard of hearing. (n.d.). Retrieved April 7, 2017 from http://www.thebestschools.org/blog/2013/06/27/careers-working-deaf-hard-hearing/ )