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Major: American Sign Language


American Sign Language programs teach students to use American Sign Language as a visual and motor medium of communication with people who cannot hear.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • American Sign Language, Other
  • Linguistics of ASL and Other Sign Languages
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation


Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2017-2018 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 17 graduates

Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years, 10 graduates

Associates degree, 14 graduates

Bachelor degree*, 22 graduates

Master degree**, 10 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.


Careers You Qualify For With This Major


Schools That Offer This Major

Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead Moorhead
North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park
Pine Technical & Community College Pine City
Saint Paul College St. Paul


Related Majors


College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.


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