Undergraduate Studies:
American Sign Language and Deaf Studies

About

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people in American and world society. The program promotes the understanding of Deaf people as a linguistic and cultural group. Students are encouraged to analyze existing stereotypes and policies relating to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. This prepares them to work both within their own communities and others in effecting change for the betterment of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community as well as Deaf-Hearing relationships.

The core program is designed for students to develop a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people drawing from the areas of language, community, history, culture, and literature.

Courses Offered

Please review the program description and course listings in the Course Catalog. (follow the Bachelor of Arts link)

Career Information

Deaf Studies majors and minors can enter careers in both public and private sectors. Students may combine an ASL/Deaf Studies Major with a related Minor field of study such as Education, Counseling, Audiology, or Speech Therapy. Deaf Studies will provide students with a well-rounded grounding in the issues relating to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in their fields. Students pursuing careers in the areas of health services, legal advocacy, and social services may also experience an edge in gaining employment.

Possible Careers

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Community Advocate
  • Corporate Support Staff
  • Community Relations Specialist
  • Educational Paraprofessional
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Legal/Political Professional
  • Vocational Training Paraprofessional

With Additional Training, Students Can Pursue the Following Careers

  • ASL Instructor
  • Counselor: Resident, School, Youth
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher K-12

Degrees Offered

Major

Minor

Faculty

Name Title Office Contact View Profile
Lisalee Egbert
Assistant Professor Eureka Hall 310 legbert@csus.edu
(916) 374-7212
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Donald Grushkin Associate Professor Eureka Hall 414 grushkin@csus.edu
(916) 374-7251
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Jennifer Rayman
Associate Professor Eureka Hall 432 jrayman@csus.edu
(916) 278-4481
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William Vicars
Associate Professor Eureka Hall 206 vicars@csus.edu
(916) 760-3794
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Advising

Advisors are assigned by last name of student.

ASL Club

ASL Club name in signing

ASL club website: www.csus.edu/coe/academics/undergraduate/programs/asl-club.html
ASL club on Facebook: www.facebook.com/theaslclubatsacstate

Contact Information

Email
coe@csus.edu

Phone
(916) 278-6639

Office
Eureka Hall 401

Mailing Address
College of Education
Undergraduate Studies: Deaf Studies
Sacramento State
6000 J Street
Sacramento, California 95819-6079