American Sign Language (ASL) Major

American Sign Language (ASL) major is a program that focuses on American Sign Language as a visual and motor medium of communication and discourse for deaf individuals and deaf culture.

Includes instruction in the development of ASL, ASL morphology and syntax, signing technique, English translation of ASL, formal and colloquial ASL, and ASL transcription.

What can you do with a major/degree in American Sign Language Major?

You will typically need a bachelor’s degree if your ambition is to have a career in this area of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.  With a degree in this major, you will have exciting career options such as (but not limited to) a language specialist, college instructor, ASL mentor, forensic linguist, translator/interpreter, guest services representative, and teaching specialist.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in American Sign Language Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in American Sign Language Major