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What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

18 credit hours

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

No deadlines. Students can declare a minor with their advisors.

Deaf Studies, Minor

Justin Malone, Clinical Instructor
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 404-413-8040

The Deaf Studies minor will provide students interested in working with deaf/hard of hearing children or adults with an understanding of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture(s).

The Deaf Studies minor gives students majoring in other disciplines the language and cultural background to broaden and enhance career opportunities. There are over 11 million people in the United States and over 70 million people worldwide that have some type of hearing loss. The Deaf Studies minor focuses on developing American Sign Language (ASL) skills and offer students the opportunity to take electives in Deaf Culture, history and other areas to broaden their knowledge and cultural awareness.

Program Details

Students are required to meet all university and college admission requirements. If you are not currently enrolled at Georgia State, use the HOW TO APPLY link below. Current Georgia State students can declare the minor with their advisor. In addition, students must:

  • Complete Areas A-E
  • Complete ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 each with a grade of “C” or better
  • Complete ASL 1001 with a grade of “C” or better and ASL 1002, ASL 2001 with a grade of “B” or better

The Deaf Studies minor curriculum provides students with an understanding of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture(s). Students will be required to complete 12 credit hours of required courses plus 6 credit hours of electives.

For complete program requirements, visit the catalog.

The Deaf Studies minor program gives students majoring in other disciplines the language and cultural background to broaden and enhance career opportunities.

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Justin Malone
[email protected]
404-413-8040

Learning Sciences Department
404-413-8324

Mailing Address & Office Location

Department of Learning Sciences
College of Education & Human Development
Suite 750
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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