Program Details

Begin your career in human services working with the deaf and hard-of-hearing population. East Central University’s online B.A. in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Services to the Deaf is the only degree of its kind in Oklahoma. The prog
Location:
Ada, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Bachelor
Specialty:
Counseling & Therapy

Program Overview

Program Description:

Begin your career in human services working with the deaf and hard-of-hearing population. East Central University’s online B.A. in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Services to the Deaf is the only degree of its kind in Oklahoma.

The program provides the specialized knowledge of the deaf culture and skills in American Sign Language that enables you to provide a broad spectrum of services to this undervalued community.

You’ll study when and where it’s best for you and complete internships that give you direct field experience. Graduate in 2-4 years, then work as an entry-level professional in the field of human services counseling. This includes using your new skills in empathy, communication, patience and active listening, and an ability to write reports and service plans. You can work in a variety of areas including family support, care facilities, prison systems and more.

Coursework includes:

  • American Sign Language
    Introduction to Deafness  
    Psychological-Social Aspects of Deafness  
    Introduction to Audiology  
    Employment and Placement Techniques

Topics of study include:

  • Case management
    Employment and placement
    Intervention techniques
    Psychology
    Sociology
    Social environments

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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