American Sign Language Interpreting Studies (BS)

30 ASL Interpreter

Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the BS in ASLIS not automatic.  Entry requires functional fluency in ASL and basic interpreting competencies, a minimum overall GPA of 2.25, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in ASL and ITP courses.  The final exam in ITP 220 also serves as part of the ASLIS screening process for entry into the major.  Once accepted into the major, students need to work closely with their advisor.  Seniors are required to complete roughly 450 hours in an advanced interpreting practicum.  For more details, contact the Department. 

The Application for Major form can be found on the Arts & Sciences Advising Center website.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements *31
The following course is required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirements:
Introduction to Deaf Culture

*All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 100Student Success Center First Year Experience1
or GEN 101 Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
Foreign Language: incorporated into plan requirements listed below 1
Electives in Natural Sciences or Social Sciences at the 300 level or above 26
WR: two approved courses at the 300-level or above 3
Minimum Total Hours7

Program/Major Requirements

Prerequisite Courses
ITP 115Introduction to Deaf Culture 3
ITP 220Processing Skills for Interpreters 43
ITP 225Introduction to Interpreting3
Core Courses
ITP 210Fingerspelling and Number Systems1
ITP 310Multiculturalism and Interpreting3
ITP 320English to ASL Interpreting I3
ITP 325ASL to English Interpreting I3
ITP 350Historical Perspectives on the Deaf Community 3
ITP 370Interpreting in Specialized Settings 3
ITP 390Linguistics and ASL3
ITP 420English to ASL Interpreting II3
ITP 425ASL to English Interpreting II3
ITP 435Educational Interpreting 3
ITP 445Interpreting in Healthcare Settings3
ITP 470Practicum in Interpreting I3
ITP 490Discourse Analysis3
ITP 495Practicum in Interpreting II 10
Minimum Total Hours56
Supporting Courses
ASL 101American Sign Language 13
ASL 102American Sign Language 23
ASL 201American Sign Language 33
ASL 202American Sign Language 43
ASL 301American Sign Language Classifiers3
ASL 302American Sign Language Literature3
ASL 400American Sign Language Presentation Techniques 3
ASL 405Advanced American Sign Language2
Electives in the Division of Humanities, other than Interpreter Training, at the 300 level or above6
Minimum Total Hours29

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Practicum in Interpreting II

Completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on the language taken.


In addition to courses counted toward General Education.


May be incorporated into the other degree requirements.


The final exam in ITP 220 is part of the ASLIS screening process, which determines a student’s eligibility to enter the program in the following fall.

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
GEN 100
Student Success Center First Year Experience
or Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
ASL 101 American Sign Language 1 3
ITP 115 Introduction to Deaf Culture 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
ASL 102 American Sign Language 2 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
ITP 350 Historical Perspectives on the Deaf Community 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Historical Perspective Global Diversity - SBHD2 3
Year 2
ASL 201 American Sign Language 3 3
ITP 210 Fingerspelling and Number Systems 1
ITP 225 Introduction to Interpreting 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science with Lab - B 4
Humanities Elective (non-ITP) (300 level or above) 3
ASL 202 American Sign Language 4 3
ITP 220 Processing Skills for Interpreters 3
ITP 310 Multiculturalism and Interpreting 3
ITP 390 Linguistics and ASL 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
Year 3
ASL 301 American Sign Language Classifiers 3
ITP 320 English to ASL Interpreting I 3
ITP 370 Interpreting in Specialized Settings 3
ITP 490 Discourse Analysis 3
Natural Science or Social Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
ASL 302 American Sign Language Literature 3
ITP 325 ASL to English Interpreting I 3
ITP 420 English to ASL Interpreting II ( (with consent of instructor)) 3
ITP 435 Educational Interpreting 3
Humanities Elective (non-ITP) (300 level or above) 3
Year 4
ASL 400 American Sign Language Presentation Techniques 3
ITP 425 ASL to English Interpreting II 3
ITP 445 Interpreting in Healthcare Settings 3
ITP 470 Practicum in Interpreting I 3
Natural Sciences or Social Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
ASL 405 Advanced American Sign Language 2
ITP 495 Practicum in Interpreting II 10
 Minimum Total Hours120

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  What-if reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Next, click on "View my Degree Audit" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

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Flight Planner
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