American Sign Language

The American Sign Language minor requires students to complete 21 hours of study with 15 hours of upper-level study. This minor was established as a response to the shortage of qualified interpreters. It lays a foundation for students who wish to pursue careers in interpreting.

Most degree programs at Baylor do not require a student to select a minor area of study.  Students may choose to minor in a field that supplements their major.  They may choose to pursue an area of academic interest completely outside their major. The American Sign Language minor is great for students that plan to work with deaf students, clinics or as a private contractor.

Courses students may take include Principles of Interpreting, Deaf Studies, or Fingerspelling and Numbers.