Department of
ASL - English Interpretation


The Department of ASL-English Interpretation offers all undergraduate students at Columbia College Chicago the opportunity to minor in ASL Studies. Upon completion, students will not only have a broad understanding of the culture in the Deaf community, but they will also be able to communicate using American Sign Language. 

Program Details

From journalism to fashion design, employers today seek to hire talented individuals who stand out from their counterparts—well-rounded workers who have their own set of skills and abilities. No matter your major at Columbia and future career path, earning a minor in ASL Studies at Columbia College Chicago will significantly increase your marketability and career options once you graduate from the college.

The ASL Studies minor provides students with an opportunity to master American Sign Language at a communicative level. Students also become familiar with the resources available to them in the Deaf community, such as interpreter referral services and video relay services, and they will be able to utilize those resources in their own professions.

Upon completion of this minor, students will be able to communicate with Deaf people using ASL, and will gain a firm understanding of the Deaf community. 

Requirements to Complete the Minor

Students must complete 21 credit hours to earn a minor in ASL Studies. You can see a list of all required ASL Studies minor classes here