Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies

The Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies (BAPDST) Program, under the Deaf Studies major, allows the Deaf learner to study their own identity, language, culture, and communities so that they are able to work, lead, mentor, volunteer, and advocate for their rights, self-determination, and work for the realization of their full potential, ensuring that the Deaf heritage is preserved and culture valued and nurtured. Deaf Studies strives to empower the Deaf learners to become productive and active members of their communities and the nation at large.

The BAPDST Program is a ten (10) term degree under the Deaf of the School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies. Classes are self-contained and practice the bilingual-bicultural philosophy.

Tracks of Specialization 

While the major course is Deaf Studies, students can choose between 3 tracks of specialization.

The Visual Media Arts (VMA) Track prepares students for careers related to graphic design and computer imaging. Learners are trained in website, interactive, and print production.

The Entrepreneurship (ENT) Track prepares learners to setup, operate, and manage micro to small businesses

The Business Outsourcing and Services Management (BOSM) Track develops learners to work in the ever-expanding business outsourcing field. The students will learn skills related to the creative industry as well as basic skills necessary for coding.

Contact Information

Applied Deaf Studies Program
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For video calls in Filipino Sign Language (FSL) only, please make a video call with Mr. Charvie – 09175638930 (Viber).

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