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American Sign Language

In the American Sign Language (ASL) program, you will learn how to master the basic structures of ASL, acquire a sizeable vocabulary and achieve the ability to participate in conversations on a variety of topics. Competency in ASL will enhance your career prospects in the fields of education, human services and a variety of therapeutic professional careers.

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Undergraduate Programs

BA in Linguistics with Concentration in American Sign Language/English Interpreting

In this concentration students gain a grounding in the components of American Sign Language from sound and sign to discourse and meaning, preparing students for a career in ASL-English interpreting, a field for which demand is growing.

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Minor in American Sign Language

The minor in American Sign Language provides students with advanced knowledge of ASL and deep understanding of the status of American Sign Language as the language of the deaf cultural minority in the United States.

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