American Sign Language Department
American Sign Language (ASL) is an intricate and nuanced language with its own unique syntax and grammar. And like many languages, ASL is a bond for those who practice it, and a source of pride, community, and culture.
- ASL Studies Major/Minor
The ASL major and minor in ASL Studies offer a variety of courses related to the language, culture, and literature of Deaf people in the United States and Canada as well as a glimpse at international perspectives in the field. This program of study includes various opportunities for immersion in the language and culture of Deaf people including an option to be a visiting student for a semester at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., or at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY.
- MS in Deaf Education
Offers a nationally recognized graduate program in Deaf Education for students wishing to pursue a career in teaching Deaf students. The ASL Studies minor provides a critical foundation for the graduate degree.