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BS in American Sign Language and Human Services

BS in American Sign Language and Human Services

  • QS World University Rankings
    342
  • Degree BS
  • Study Level Bachelors
The human services major prepare students for careers in social change by providing students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary for practice and research. Students take academically rigorous courses relevant to the field while honing their skills through our extensive experiential educational opportunities. Through courses, service-learning, co?op, and internships, students have an opportunity to acquire professional skills related to counseling, nonprofit management, political advocacy, and organizational and community development. Students who major in human services select a specialization in an area that they wish to pursue further. Alumni have gone on to work as leaders and practitioners in nonprofit, legal services, and government. Many have pursued graduate degrees in a broad range of fields associated with health and human services, including social work, public health, education, and law. Prepared Specializations: Applied behavior analysis, Deaf studies, Family and children’s services, Identity and social change, Psychology/counseling psychology, Social justice and social policy, Customized specialization. Increased national awareness of the Deaf Community and its language, coupled with the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act has resulted in an increased demand for bilingually competent professionals in a wide range of human services. This dual major provides students with a solid theoretical and practical foundation in the Human Services field along with the linguistic skills and cultural sensitivities necessary to work directly with Deaf people in a range of public and private agencies. Students who choose to pursue this major will find many employment opportunities working with individuals who are facing life transitions or social and emotional challenges. Specifically, students will be prepared to work in a variety of social service settings with an under-served segment of the population-individuals who are Deaf and who use the language of the Deaf Community, American Sign Language.