American Sign Language & Deaf Studies (Minor)

American Sign Language & Deaf Studies (Minor)

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In the nation’s first accredited interpreting program and one of only 14 accredited programs in the country, you’ll learn American Sign Language and the foundation of ASL/English interpreting from distinguished faculty, all of whom are native ASL signers and/or certified interpreters.

To earn a minor in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, students must complete 24 credits, with no individual grade lower than C-.


Jack Hoza

Office: Sign Language Interpretation, 88 Commercial Street, RM 356, Manchester, NH 03101

Curriculum & Requirements

Required Courses
ASL 435American Sign Language I4
ASL 436American Sign Language II4
INTR 438A Socio-cultural Perspective on the Deaf Community4
Select three courses from the following:12
ASL 531
American Sign Language III
ASL 532
American Sign Language IV
INTR 539
Comparative Linguistic Analysis for Interpreters
ASL 599
Special Topics in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies
ASL 621
Advanced American Sign Language Discourse I
ASL 622
Advanced American Sign Language Discourse II
Total Credits24

For more information, contact Laurie Shaffer, program coordinator, at (603) 641-4134 or

Explore Program Details

An important part of learning any language is moving beyond the classroom lessons to become more comfortable in real-life situations.

The ASL lab helps you advance your skills, giving you valuable practice in grammar and vocabulary through communication exercises with Deaf lab facilitators and members of the Deaf community.

ASL is a visual language, so the lab includes a video room to record your progress, which allowing you to receive valuable feedback from your professors and peers.