Professional Studies in the Deaf Community B.A.S.

Has anyone ever told you that you are “connector,” bringing together people for a mutually beneficial relationship? Students in this program will learn to bridge gaps in communication among communities in areas such as education, community services and employment. If you love helping people connect despite their differences, this might be the major for you!

credits required for the Professional Studies in the Deaf Community major

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of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

student clubs and organizations are waiting to welcome you in

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Develop critical skills including: situation assessment; ethical reasoning; cultural intelligence, and research methods.
  • Show your ability to collaborate and cooperate when working with colleagues, community members and other teams.
  • Integrate academic foundation, world knowledge, critical analysis skills, communication skills, and language fluency by engaging meaningfully, collaboratively, and intentionally in communicative interactions.

Career opportunities

  • Education advocate
  • Nonprofit management
  • Community service coordinator
  • Deaf community support specialist

Faculty

MICHAEL BALTZLEY

Professor, VP Academic Affairs/Provost
503-838-8832 | baltzlem@wou.edu | DFSC 114

ERIN BAUMGARTNER

General Education Director/Professor, VP Academic Affairs/Provost
503-838-8348 | baumgare@wou.edu | NS 117

PAUL DISNEY

Adjunct Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8546 | disneyp@wou.edu | WEST 208

MARK ELTON

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8359 | eltonm@wou.edu | WEST 107

KAREN HABERMAN

Professor, Biology
503-838-8478 | habermk@wou.edu | NS 001

GARETH HOPKINS

Assistant Professor, Biology
503-838-9395 | hopkinsg@wou.edu | NS 021B

KEVEN MALKEWITZ

Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8718 | malkewik@wou.edu | WEST 203

JEFFREY MYERS

Professor, Earth/Physical Science
503-838-8365 | myersj@wou.edu | NS 213A

RAJEEB POUDEL

Assistant Professor, Business/Economics Division
poudelr@wou.edu

JENNIFER YANG

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8421 | yangj@wou.edu | WEST 102

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8832

Email: baltzlem@wou.edu