Deaf Studies

Bachelor of Science

Students learning sign language


The deaf studies program provides high quality instruction and training in practical and theoretical issues, skills, knowledge, and professionalism pertaining to the provision of interpreting services to the deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and hearing consumers in a variety of settings so students may effectively work in the deaf community as professional interpreters. Upon completion, the graduate should possess the entry level skills necessary to serve as a qualified interpreter in a variety of settings, including educational settings, places of business, ministry, healthcare, and government agencies. This program also provides preparation for graduate school in a variety of related disciplines.

The degree can be completed on campus or via distance learning. There are unique proficiency assessment requirements and they can be found in the catalog.

4 Year Program
Available Residentially
Available Online


  • Interpret/transliterate accurately, effectively, and impartially using all necessary vocabulary and discourse regulators
  • Conduct self-analysis regarding one's interpreting/transliterating performance
  • Satisfy professional benchmark exams to advance and pursue minimal entry level interpreting credentials
  • Develop a plan for continued professional growth and professional involvement

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University