Program Completion in Deaf Studies

Advocacy and Social Services Concentration 

Entrance requirements for Deaf Studies – Advocacy and Social Services Concentration 

Candidates can declare their intended major as Deaf Studies. Still, to be accepted into the Advocacy and Social Services concentration, applicants must adhere to the following requirements: 

  • Demonstrate good academic standing in professional core courses related to Deaf Studies. 
  • Pass the SLPI with survival plus or higher after completing ASL VI. 
  • Regularly participate in Deaf Events each semester you are enrolled at CU (a minimum of one event per session). 

Exit Requirements of Deaf Studies – Advocacy and Social Services Concentration

All Deaf Studies majors concentrating in Advocacy and Social Services must meet the following standards to graduate:

  • Maintain a cumulative grade point of 2.5 or higher
  • Satisfactorily complete a research project and presentation in SL 420
  • Complete the required hours of final practicum

Interpreting Concentration

Entrance Requirements for Deaf Studies – Interpreting Concentration

Candidates can declare their intended major as Deaf Studies. Still, to be accepted into the Interpreting concentration, applicants must adhere to the following requirements: 

  • Demonstrated good academic standing in professional core courses related to Deaf Studies
  • Pass the SLPI with intermediate plus or higher after completing ASL VI (and before taking Introduction to the Interpreting Profession).
  • Regularly participate in Deaf Events each semester you are enrolled at CU (a minimum of one event per session).

Exit Requirements for Deaf Studies – Interpreting Concentration 

All Deaf Studies majors concentrating in interpreting must meet the following standards to graduate:

  • Maintain a cumulative grade point of 2.5 or higher
  • Satisfactorily complete a research project and presentation in SL 420
  • Complete the required hours of final practicum
  • Pass the generalist knowledge portion of National Interpreter Certification administered by CASLI
  • Take one of the following performance assessments before graduating and during one’s final semester at CU: