General Deaf Studies

Emphasis #1: General Deaf Studies. Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Studies
This four-year degree is a liberal arts degree that provides in-depth study into all facets of the Deaf-World. Students choose among two emphases. There is no special application process, but students should declare their major by contacting the academic advisor for the Languages Department.

This emphasis provides an opportunity for students to gain advanced ASL skills and thorough knowledge of the Deaf-World. Graduates with this emphasis will be prepared to work in various fields related to deafness. They will also work in fields that are not specifically tied to the Deaf-World but which require the skills and knowledge cultivated through the acquisition of any liberal arts degree. This emphasis is also terrific preparation for graduate school in any number of disciplines.

 

Find out what the General Deaf Studies Requirements are.

Interpreting

Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Studies Emphasis: Interpreting

Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Studies

This four-year degree is a liberal arts degree that provides in-depth study into all facets of the Deaf-World. Students choose among two emphases. There is no special application process, but students should declare their major by contacting the academic advisor for the Languages Department.

Emphasis: Interpreting

This emphasis provides an opportunity for students and focuses on helping them to gain interpreting skills and certification. There is currently an intense shortage of interpreters for the Deaf across the United States. UVU offers two distinct programs to prepare students to enter the interpreting profession: The Novice-Level Interpreter Preparation Program (NLIPP) and the Advanced Certification Interpreter Preparation Program (ACIPP). These programs can accommodate students of any skill level and courses fit right into the Deaf Studies degree requirements.

 

Interpreting Emphasis Requirements

ASL & Deaf Studies Education

This four-year degree prepares students to teach ASL & Deaf Studies in secondary education (grades 7-12) settings. Students take major courses from the ASL & Deaf Studies program and licensure courses through the Professional Teacher Education Program. With a foundation in ASL, students apply to the School of Education their Junior year. The multidisciplinary approach to second language teaching at UVU allows students to take advantage or outstanding ASL & Deaf Studies program with full access to our Professional Teacher Education Program. If you plan to attend UVU or are thinking of switching your major to learn how to teach ASL, please visit our academic advisement page. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help answer your questions.

To learn more about our major and to find detailed information about our courses, see the Bachelor of Arts in ASL and Deaf Studies Education page in the UVU Catalog.

Integrated Studies

Bachelor of Arts or Science in Integrated Studies; ASL Emphasis

You can use ASL as one of two areas of emphasis in the Integrated Studies Bachelor degree. To do this you pair ASL with another area of interest to build a customized program of study. You complete 18 hours of upper-division coursework in ASL, 18 hours of your second emphasis, and 15 hour of Integrated Studies courses. For more information on this degree, contact either the Integrated Studies office or the Language Advisor.