Major & Minor
Pursue a degree or take courses in American Sign Language (ASL).
Study in Paris
Participate in a unique experience of Deaf culture, history, and sign language in France.
Enrich the University community’s understanding of ASL, other signed languages, and Deaf Culture.
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.Watch on YouTube
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.
Want more information about the Program in American Sign Language? Contact us.