MajorAmerican Sign Language

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in American Sign Language from Wichita State combines classroom and applied learning in a variety of professional settings, from legal and business to medical and educational. You'll gain real-world experience translating and interpreting, preparing you for a career as a certified ASL interpreter in your community.

Learn how American Sign Language is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


As an American Sign Language major, you'll take classes in signed language interpreting, deaf culture and nonverbal communication. After completing foundation courses, students choose from one of the following tracks: The Structure of Language, Language and Culture in Context, or Interpreting Methods.


A degree in American Sign Language from Wichita State will put you on the path toward a high-demand career in interpreting or translating — with employment in a wide range of settings.

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