American Sign Language and Human Services, BS

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program curriculum is an intensive program of study dedicated to preparing individuals to interact in a positive and supportive manner with members of the American Deaf Community. This Program is designed to assist students in acquiring competence in American Sign Language, developing an understanding of the American Deaf Community and its culture, and applying their linguistic and cultural skills and knowledge to a particular academic area of study.

The ASL Program offers a wide array of courses as well as volunteer, internship, and practicum opportunities.  Students pursuing a combined major in Human Services integrate their foundation in ASL and the Deaf Community with Human Service organizations. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

American Sign Language Requirements

American Sign Language
AMSL 1101Elementary ASL 14
AMSL 1102Elementary ASL 24
AMSL 2101Intermediate ASL 14
AMSL 2102Intermediate ASL 24
AMSL 3101Advanced ASL 14
AMSL 3102Advanced ASL 24
Social and Cultural World
DEAF 1500Deaf People in Society4
DEAF 2500Deaf History and Culture4
LING 1150Introduction to Language and Linguistics4
DEAF 2700ASL Linguistics4
Performance Interpreting
INTP 3500The Interpreting Profession2
INTP 3510Interpreting Inquiry Texts4

Human Services Requirements

Human Services
HUSV 1101Human Services Professions4
HUSV 2300Counseling in Human Services4
HUSV 3570The Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy, and Social Change4
HUSV 4700Senior Seminar in Human Services4
HUSV 3700Research Methods for Human Services4
HUSV 3900Introduction to Social Policy4
SOCL 3440Sociology of Human Service Organizations4
Human Services Elective
Complete one course in HUSV subject area.4

Integrative Requirement 

INTP 4940Interpreting Research Practicum4
HUSV 4994Human Services Internship6

Combined-Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.750 GPA required in all ASL courses

Minimum 2.500 overall GPA required

Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 88 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirements

128 total semester hours required

Four Years, No Co-op

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
AMSL 11014AMSL 11024Vacation0Vacation0
DEAF 15004MATH 12154  
HUSV 11014HSVC elective4  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
AMSL 21014AMSL 21024Vacation0Vacation0
LING 11504DEAF 27004  
INTP 45604HUSV 23004  
 16 16 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
DEAF 25004HUSV 37004Vacation0Vacation0
SOCL 34404Elective4  
INTP 35104ENGW 33154  
AMSL 31014AMSL 31024  
 16 16 0 0
Year 4
INTP 49404HUSV 47004  
HUSV 39004Elective4  
HUSV 49946Elective4  
 18 16  
Total Hours: 130