Minor in American Sign Language

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) offers a minor in American Sign Language (ASL). This program is for students in various disciplines across campus who are interested in learning and using ASL. The minor is intended to teach students the fundamentals of ASL as well as enrich students' knowledge of the Deaf and Deaf Culture.

Earning the minor or major in American Sign Language does not prepare a student to work as an ASL interpreter. Graduates with this minor should not or to identify themselves as a certified interpreters. To learn more about becoming a certified ASL interpreter, please see the following sites: 

Students interested in the minor do not need to clear it with the ASL instructors or the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Students should let their major advisors know. CSD does not have undergraduate advising staff at this time. If you need an undergraduate advisor, please call the Academic Counseling Center at 678.2062.  They will either be able to connect you with an advisor or provide academic advising to develop your schedule. For specific questions regarding ASL course content, prior coursework or prerequisites, please contact the school at 678.5800.

A minimum of 18 credit hours is required.

  • 9 credit hours of introductory and intermediate ASL (AUSP 1010, 1020, and 2010)
  • 9 hours at the upper division level (3000 and 4000 level)
Required Courses  

AUSP 1010 Introduction to American Sign Language I

F, S, U

AUSP 1020 Introduction to American Sign Language II

F, S

AUSP 2010 Intermediate American Sign Language I

F, S, U

Upper Division Courses (9 hours)

Choose any three of the following courses:

The following upper division courses outside the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders can also count toward ASL minor:

  • PSYC 3530 - Psychology of Language 
  • ENGL 3511- Intro to Linguistics
  • COMM 4375 - Intercultural Communication
  • SOCI 3422—Racial and Ethnic Minorities
  • PSYC 3030 – Multicultural Psychology 

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