Expand your career opportunities by learning how to meet the needs of the underserved population in the deaf community.
Why Earn Your Minor in Deaf Studies/ASL?
American Sign Language (ASL) is used by an estimated half-million people in the United States and Canada. With a Deaf Studies/ASL minor, you’ll develop a basic proficiency in the language as well as an in-depth cultural understanding of the Deaf/deaf and Hard of Hearing community. While this degree program is a clear professional launchpad for students interested in working in speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education or special education, it also serves as a major value-add for professionals across the healthcare, psychology, business, criminal justice and social work fields.
Why Earn a Deaf Studies/ASL Minor at Adelphi in New York?
- Add a key credential to your résumé by taking four semesters of ASL, which also fulfills Adelphi’s College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
- Explore a variety of fascinating subjects related to Deaf culture, from cochlear implants and other technological advances to how deafness is perceived in society.
- Benefit from small class sizes and personalized attention from top-tier professors.
Exceptional Hands-On Learning
At Adelphi, we believe strongly in the power of hands-on learning and the value it adds to our students’ future careers. This is a fully experiential ASL minor, which means you’ll begin communicating with your face, body and hands as soon as your first day in class. In the course Expressive Sign-Songs in Motion, you’ll learn to communicate through the visual interpretation of song lyrics, gaining an appreciation for the richness and creativity of Deaf culture in the process.
How Do I Declare a Minor?
Consult your adviser as soon as possible to discuss the minor’s requirements. When you’re ready to declare, complete the Change of Major/Minor form on the Registrar website. This minor is open to all undergraduate students in good standing.
To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:
Transformative Educational Opportunities
All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:
- The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
- Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
- Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective
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