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Communication Sciences and Disorders - Deaf Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Tampa, FL, United States
The Communication Sciences and Disorders - Deaf Studies concentration at University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee seeks to educate students to communicate and interact with people who are d/Deaf and to apply this knowledge within work settings where knowledge of deafness and Deaf culture is essential. 
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The Communication Sciences and Disorders - Deaf Studies concentration is intended to prepare students to work in a number of settings (e.g., social services, vocational rehabilitation, education, etc.) with a variety of Deaf and hard of hearing individuals utilizing diverse communication methods, both manual and oral. 

Coursework is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn the language, education, history, and culture of Deaf individuals in the United States as well as issues that impact the provision of services to this population.Includes all the required coursework of the American Sign Language special endorsement of the Florida Department of Education, which will allow students to become certified to teach American Sign Language within the Florida public school system.


Led by outstanding faculty and professional staff, the University of South Florida conducts innovative scholarship, creative activity and basic and translational research, and delivers a world-class educational experience promoting the success of our talented and diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. 

As a public metropolitan research university, University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee, in partnership with our communities, serves the people of Florida, the nation, and the world by fostering intellectual inquiry and outcomes that positively shape the future - regionally, nationally and globally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Deaf Culture
  • Advanced American Sign Language
  • American Sign Language 4
  • Structure of Sign Language
  • Literature
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Culture and Diversity in CSD
  • Nature and Needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Pay the non-refundable US $30 application fee.
  • Send original or certified copies of academic transcripts, mark sheets, grade reports, diplomas or certificates, national standardized examination results, or other academic course work to USF.
  • Send official SAT or ACT scores to USF. If you are submitting ACT scores, you are required to submit scores for the Writing section, per Florida Board of Governors requirements.
  • Request official ACT scores directly from ACT, Inc. Our school code is 0761.
  • Send official IELTS, TOEFL or PTEA scores to USF (only required for students from non-English speaking countries). Note: TOEFL/IELTS scores are valid for two years from the original date of examination.
  • Send a financial statement that shows funding support based on the estimated cost of attendance for one academic year or two semesters (only required if an F-1 or J-1 visa is required).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6410 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tampa

  • 1122 - 1960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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