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Overview

Our American Sign Language (ASL) programs offer students close collaboration with our outstanding faculty as they are introduced to the concepts woven throughout the deaf communities, explicitly developing a critical understanding of its diversity and complexity. The curriculum and opportunities lead students to develop research and publications related to ASL and deaf culture. Through our ASL B.A. and M.A. programs, students can enter the professional world ready to take on careers in various areas, including interpretation, social work, education, museum work, and more.

Areas of Study

Undergraduate

B.A. in American Sign Language

Our B.A. Program students build a strong foundation in language, teaching, and Deaf Culture. This type of preparation sets them up for careers in deaf education, linguistics, interpretation, sociology, or...

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Minor in ASL

Students who choose to minor in ASL receive education and training in American sign language, deaf culture, and the deaf community.

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Graduate

M.A. in Sign Language Education

Our M.A. degree in Sign Language Education (MA-SLED) allows graduate students to take part in a unique 15-month Summer/Online program instead of a typical two-year (four-semester) graduate course. Students are...

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Opportunities

ASL students experience life in the world’s only bilingual ASL and English university to graduate with a strong foundation in language, teaching, and Deaf Culture. Students experience scholarly research with well-published faculty and develop real-world experience through projects such as the Deaf Studies Digital Journal.

Faculty and Staff

Program Director

Felicia Williams

Lecturer II/UG ASL Program Coordinator

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