The ASL/English interpreting program at UNH Manchester was the nation’s first program to be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and is one of only 14 accredited programs in the country.
What is American Sign Language and deaf studies?
American Sign Language is a visual language that is predominately used by Deaf and hard of hearing communities in the United States and many parts of Canada. Learning the intricacies of American Sign Language and Deaf culture prepares students to work with the Deaf community.
Why study ASL and deaf studies at UNH Manchester?
UNH Manchester is home to the nation’s first accredited interpreting program and one of only 14 accredited programs in the country. The American Sign Language and Deaf studies minor gives you the foundational knowledge and skills to become more involved with the Deaf community. Guided by distinguished faculty who are native ASL signers and/or certified interpreters, you’ll acquire basic fluency in American Sign Language all while gaining a sociocultural perspective on Deaf culture.
Potential career areas
- Performing arts
- Social services