American Sign Language and Psychology, 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.

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
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

Psychology Requirements

PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 2320Statistics in Psychological Research4
PSYC 3466Cognition4
Psychology Lab or Directed Study
Complete one of the following:4
Laboratory in Research Design
Laboratory in Biological Psychology
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics
Laboratory in Cognition
Laboratory in Social Psychology
Laboratory in Personality
Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
Laboratory in Affective Science
Laboratory in Life-Span Emotional Development
Directed Study Research
Personal/Social Bases of Behavior (Area A)
Complete two of the following:8
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Biological/Cognitive Bases of Behavior (Area B)
Complete one of the following:4
Learning and Motivation
Learning Principles and Behavior Analysis
Sensation and Perception
Biological Psychology
Psychology Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Language and the Brain
Cognitive Development
Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Cognition
Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience

Integrative Requirements

INTP 4940Interpreting Research Practicum4
PSYC 3464Psychology of Language4

Combined-Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.750 GPA required in all ASL courses
Minimum 2.500 overall GPA required

Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 82 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Four Years, No Co-op

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
AMSL 11014AMSL 11024Vacation0Vacation0
DEAF 15004MATH 12154  
PSYC 11014Elective4  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
AMSL 21014AMSL 21024Vacation0Vacation0
LING 11504DEAF 27004  
DEAF 25004PSYC 23204  
Elective4PSYC 34644  
 16 16 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
AMSL 31014PSYC 45244Vacation0Vacation0
Psych Area A elective4Psych Area B elective4  
ENGW 33154Elective4  
INTP 35104AMSL 31024  
 16 16 0 0
Year 4
INTP 49404Psych lab elective4  
PSYC 46584Psych Area A elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 128