Minor in ASL

When you can hear and see a word, it leaves a stronger imprint on your brain.

Through the American Sign Language (ASL) Minor, you will build a foundation in language, culture, and diversity. The combination of this background with the major of your choice will enhance your studies. It is also a great base to prepare you to enter the profession of interpreting, which serves diverse populations and encompasses a wide range of subjects and settings. Our program is on-campus in Indianapolis and takes advantage of the internship and practicum experiences around the city. We do not offer an online degree. Please see these pages for other degree options:

Major in ASL/EI
Certificate in ASL/EI


The Minor in ASL requires satisfactory completion of the following:

  • 15 credit hours of coursework at the 200 level or above
  • 6 credit hours must be completed on IUPUI campus
  • Minimum 2.0 (C) in each course

Students choose 15 credits from the following list. ASL-A 131 and ASL-A 132 (or equivalent proficiency levels) are prerequisites to the degree. Courses are all 3 credit hours.

  • ASL-A 211: Second Year ASL I
  • ASL-A 212: Second Year ASL II
  • ASL-A 215: Advanced Fingerspelling and Numbering Systems in ASL
  • ASL-A 219: The History and Culture of the American Deaf Community
  • ASL-A 311: Third Year ASL 1
  • ASL-A 312: Third Year ASL 2

Other courses may be acceptable with the consultation and approval of the director of the program.

How to enroll

To declare the Minor in ASL, complete the online declaration.

More Info

Contact Vera Masters Coordinator of ASL