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Overview for American Sign Language (ASL)

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.

Careers for American Sign Language (ASL) Majors

A major in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in American Sign Language (ASL)

Top 7 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of American Sign Language (ASL) among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Madonna University
Livonia, MI
Less Selective$13,150 
Maryville College
Maryville, TN
Less Selective$27,971 
North Central University
Minneapolis, MN
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Keuka College
Keuka Park, NY
Less Selective$22,880 
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Highly Selective$35,362 
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Highly Selective$37,870 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.