Choose Your Path
UNC’s Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies (ASLIS) mission statement is:
Quality instruction preparing culturally and linguistically competent interpreters, teachers and users of American Sign Language.
The Department houses four areas of study built around American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf Culture, and related fields of interpreting and teaching. The ASLIS programs offer highly regarded curricula with input from national experts, taught by nationally recognized instructional staff, and offered through multiple delivery methods.
Start your journey by choosing any of the following options to help you learn more:
Areas of Study
ASL I-IV will develop your ASL skills and knowledge of Deaf Culture. With over 20 sections of ASL courses offered each fall and spring semester there is plenty of opportunity to begin and continue your studies of ASL.
• ASL I, II, III, and IV are offered on campus.
• ASL III and IV are also offered online.
American Sign Language Minor will expand your skills and knowledge of ASL and Deaf Culture through ASL I-VI and two upper division knowledge courses. The minor can accompany many UNC majors.
- ASL Minor is offered on campus and online.
- ASL Minor is only available to UNC students.
ASL–English Interpretation (ASLEI) Bachelor of Art program will train you to mediate communication events in either community or educational settings.
The ASLEI program is completed on campus or online (on campus summer sessions required).
Teaching American Sign Language (TASL) Master of Arts program will train you to be an ASL instructor. TASL offers two programs: the Master’s or the Master’s Plus Licensure.
Both programs are completed online with summer sessions in Greeley, CO.