Fostering an understanding of Deaf people as a linguistic and cultural minority is one of the most important things we do.
Our program is designed to aid students in acquiring proficiency in American Sign Language by applying their linguistic and cultural skills and knowledge to an academic area of study. From this foundation, students are prepared to engage in any number of professional fields related to deafness, including certified sign language interpreting.
ASL fulfills foreign language requirements at the University of Arizona.
Learn more about what we offer
- Deaf Studies, B.S.E.
- Educational Interpreting Program
- Special Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, M.A. (online)
- Minor in American Sign Language
- Minor in Special Education & Rehabilitation
ASL placement test
If you have taken an ASL course prior to attending the University of Arizona, it is recommended that you take a language placement assessment through an interview with an ASL faculty member. The assessment determines language proficiency and which course best fits your ASL skills. Please contact ASL Director Holly Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.
We look forward to meeting you!