American Sign Language Undergraduate
American Sign Language is the 3rd most commonly used language in the United States. Learning another language is a great asset to any career and ASL is no exception. Students may complete coursework in American Sign Language and receive a minor in this language. The courses are rigorous and cover much more than typical ASL classes. Aspects of Deaf Culture, Deaf History, ASL History, Linguistics, ASL folklore and literature, and pragmatics are covered in each of the ASL courses through a total immersion approach. Labs are required in all ASL classes that provide students with ample opportunities to practice conversational skills with native and fluent users of ASL.
ASL Teaching Minor
American Sign Language is the 3rd most commonly used language in the United States and the 3rd most popular language taught in high schools. The popularity and prevalence of ASL classes in high schools across the country is growing exponentially. In order to meet the need for teachers in this field, Utah State University offers an ASL Teaching Minor. Upon completion of the minor, along with an approved teaching major, students are eligible for teacher licensure in American Sign Language.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS AND DEAF EDUCATION - American Sign Language Interpreting Track
The American Sign Language Interpreting track is an Associate-to-Bachelor's Completion Degree (BS) in the Communication Disorders and Deaf Education Department. Students must complete an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in American Sign Language Interpreting before the completion of bachelor degree (approximately 40 credit hours). Students can enroll full-time or part-time. Courses are provided online and at the USU-Salt Lake Center. All university upper division courses are offered online with 3 American Sign Language Interpreting courses offered face-to-face.
Advisor: Michelle Wilson
Office: 151 Lillywhite Building
Phone: (435) 797-9271