American Sign Language (ASL)

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Welcome to the best place on campus to find information about CMU's American Sign Language course offerings!  Whether you're interested in taking a course for pleasure or pursuing a full-fledged ASL Minor, we're glad you've stopped by.  We hope you find all the information you need.

What students are saying...

"I love American Sign Language at CMU! The language and culture of ASL are fascinating to me. Here at CMU, the classroom set-up is designed for learning. The instructors are helpful and the classes are very interactive so learning takes place in natural contexts..."  Jacklyn Theis, Communication Disorders major, ASL minor  
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Service learning opportunities...

Students in the ASL program have numerous opportunities to put their skills to good use throughout mid-Michigan. Whether working with hearing or Deaf children, adults, or families, CMU students will gain valuable experience while engaging with the wider community..  Click here to learn more...

Facts about CMU's ASL Program
  • ​CMU has offered a minor in ASL since 2005.
  • The first CMU students to complete the ASL minor graduated in 2007. To date, 115 have completed the program and over 150 more are continuing their studies.
  • Students from many academic areas study ASL, including those majoring in Communication Disorders, Psychology, Child Development, Athletic Training, Health Fitness, Special Education, English, Journalism, Social Work, Neuroscience, and many others.

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