The ASL and Deaf Studies Minor prepares students for careers in a variety of fields, including medicine, business, interpreting, counseling, and teaching. Students who decide to add an ASL and Deaf Studies minor onto their primary field of study will develop an understanding of the Deaf community, lending itself to future collaborations and expanded job opportunities as an ally to this cultural-linguistic group. ASL courses enrich a student’s language and cultural competencies which will enhance future careers. Combined with the right major, this minor can enhance any resume.
A Minor in ASL and Deaf Studies can be used to enhance specialized careers such as (but not limited to):
The ASL and Deaf Studies Minor aspires to foster a sense of “Deaf Heart” in the individuals who study this language and culture. These individuals then become allies to the Deaf community and carry the skills and knowledge necessary to inspire change in their chosen careers.