College of Arts and Sciences
Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies

The Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies is at the forefront of research and publication of issues relating to the language and culture of deaf people. Students collaborate with expert faculty to explore the complexities of deaf communities and their signed languages through interdisciplinary approaches.

Resources and courses in the department help students acquire an understanding of the deaf community as part of human diversity. Programs prepare students to spend their professional or social lives after graduation in the deaf community or to make further contributions in a chosen academic discipline.

One hundred percent of recent department alumni are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation. Read more about our alumni outcomes.