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A group of ASL graduates from the class of 2021 posing for a photo on the Eastman Quad with their diplomas.

Congratulations to our ASL graduates!

A group of study abroad in France students posing in front of a statue.

Study abroad in France

ASL students strike a pose against the Meliora

Meliora Weekend

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Classroom Activity

A group of students and a professor doing an Eyeth Day activity.

Eyeth day Activity

Major & Minor

Pursue a degree or take courses in American Sign Language (ASL).

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Study in Paris

Participate in a unique experience of Deaf culture, history, and sign language in France.

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ASL Club

Enrich the University community’s understanding of ASL, other signed languages, and Deaf Culture.

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Feature Video

Welcome First Year and Transfer Students!

The Program in American Sign Language at Rochester offers a major, minor, and several clusters in the humanities academic division. Our program prepares students for a variety of professions such as education, medicine, law, Deaf education, sign language interpreting, research, counseling, program administration, or community service. Watch the video to learn more.


ASL clusters are available in the humanities and the social sciences.

Why Study ASL?

At Rochester, we approach the study of ASL from cultural, linguistic, and scientific perspectives. Studying ASL prepares you for entering a variety of professions, including counseling, interpreting, research, education, and health care.

The Deaf Community

Because the city of Rochester has a large Deaf population, our students can learn and use ASL outside the classroom at community events and lectures, theatrical performances, and more.

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