Deaf Studies

Overview

Deaf Studies

Interested in joining the interpreting profession? Learn American Sign Language. Study the history of the deaf community, culture and deaf education. Communicate with people who are deaf, and gain added skills in the fields of counseling, nursing, law enforcement and more.

Careers in Teaching, Social Work and Audiology

  • Start your career as a teacher of sign language, social worker or as an audiologist.
  • Work as a speech-language pathologist or sign language interpreter.
  • You could become a community advocate or human resources officer. Or, work in a social services agency or government institution.

Academic Plans for Deaf Studies

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Deaf Studies: American Sign Language—AA Degree

Term 1
Course Units
DFST 0001 4
DFST 0010 3
ENGL 0001A 3
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 or HED 0002 3
Any Elective course 3
TOTAL 16
Term 2
Course Units Notes
DFST 0002 4  
COMM 0001 or COMM 0005 3  
BUS 0101 or CIS 0050 3  
MATH 0000D or any Elective course 4 If Math Learning Skills Requirement has already been met, student can choose any Elective course.
TOTAL 14  
Term 3
Course Units
DFST 0003 4
COMM 0031A 3
ESCI 0010 or AGRI 0198 or BIOL 0014 3-4
Any Elective course or ANTH 0002 3
Any Elective course 3
TOTAL 16-17
Term 4
Course Units
DFST 0004 4
DFST 0028 or DFST 0095 2
HDEV 0001 or HDEV 0009 or ANTH 0002 or COMM 0007 or POLS 0001 or BUS 0049 3
Any Elective course 3
Any Elective course 3
TOTAL 15

Deaf Studies: American Sign Language—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
DFST 0001 4
DFST 0010 3
TOTAL 7
Term 2
Course Units
DFST 0003 4
TOTAL 4
Term 3
Course Units
DFST 0003 4
TOTAL 4
Term 4
Course Units
DFST 0004 4
TOTAL 4

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