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American Sign Language

College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

When pursuing an American Sign Language (ASL) degree on our St. Paul campus, you’ll develop unique insights into the cultural aspects and needs of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people, preparing you for successful careers in education, government services, community services, and more.

Program Details

Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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St. Catherine University's ASL and interpreting graduates are fluent in ASL, strongly appreciate and value Deaf Culture, are critical thinkers, ethical decision-makers, allies in the Deaf Community, leaders in the interpreting field, and prepared for appropriate credentials.

While earning a degree in ASL, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in service-based learning, volunteering with organizations like the Metro Deaf School, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, Thompson Hall Deaf Club, and many after-school programs.

American Sign Language majors have also volunteered or interned with government agencies, theatrical venues, community organizations, and political organizations, including international efforts in Kenya and Jamaica.

Careers in American Sign Language

Graduates with a degree in American Sign Language may work in a variety of fields where ASL skills are needed. Students often find success in education, government, or in healthcare as administrators and support service providers.

Students frequently pursue graduate degrees in education, linguistics, social work, or related fields.

To create a clearer career track, we encourage ASL majors to pursue a dual major or pair the program with a minor. There are nearly 60 undergraduate programs from which to choose!