Our program aims to foster an understanding of Deaf people as a linguistic and cultural minority. It is designed to aid students in acquiring proficiency in American Sign Language and applying their linguistic and cultural skills and knowledge to a particular academic area of study. From this foundation, they are prepared to engage in any number of professional fields related to deafness, including certified sign language interpreting.
ASL fulfills foreign language requirements at the University of Arizona.
Click here for the Educational Interpreting Program.
Click here for the Master's Program in Special Education - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (online program)
Click here if you are interested in minoring in Deaf Studies.
Mi Young Jun (graduate teaching assistant)
If you have taken an ASL course prior to attending the University of Arizona, it is recommended that you take a language placement assessment through an interview with an ASL faculty member. The assessment determines language profiicency and which course best fits your ASL skills. Please contact Dr. Cindy Volk at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.