Minor in ASL/English Interpreting

When you can hear and see a word, it leaves a stronger imprint on your brain.

Through the American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreting Minor, you will build a foundation in language, culture, and diversity. The combination of this background with the major of your choice will enhance your studies and put you on a career path of understanding prepare you to enter the profession of interpreting, which serves diverse populations and encompasses a wide range of subjects and settings. Our program is on-campus in Indianapolis and takes advantage of the internship and practicum experiences around the city. We do not offer an online degree.


The minor in ASL requires satisfactory completion of the following:

  • 15 credit hours of coursework at the 200 level or above (6 hours must be at the 300 level or above)
  • 6 credit hours must be completed on IUPUI campus
  • Minimum 2.0 (C) in each course

Students choose 15 credits from the following list (with the prerequisite of finishing the first and second year of ASL or having reached the same language proficiency level). Courses are all 3 credit hours.

  • ASL-A 215: Advanced Fingerspelling and Numbering Systems in ASL
  • ASL-A 219: The History and Culture of the American Deaf Community
  • ASL-A 221: Linguistics of ASL
  • ASL-A 311: Third Year ASL 1
  • ASL-A 312: Third Year ASL 2
  • ASL-I 250: Introduction to Interpreting
  • ASL-I 303: ASL for Interpreters
  • ASL-I 305: Text Analysis
  • ASL-I 361: Theory and Processing 1
  • ASL-I 363: Theory and Processing 2
  • ASL-I 365: Theory and Processing 3
  • ASL-I 409: Special Topics in Interpreting
  • ASL-L 340: Interpreting Discourse: ASL to English
  • ASL-L 342: Interpreting Discourse: English to ASL

Other courses may be acceptable with the consultation and approval of the director of the program.

How to enroll

To declare the minor in ASL/English Interpreting, complete the online declaration.

More Info

Contact Vera Masters Coordinator of ASL