Integrated Studies - ASL Emphasis, BA/BS

ASL Program Description

Utah Tech University’s American Sign Language emphasis program is unique in southern Utah. In addition to language acquisition classes, students take classes in Deaf Culture. Students learn crucial communication skills such as cultural awareness and sensitivity, register and code switching, and the ability to be lifelong learners. Furthermore, they develop cultural and linguistic knowledge to navigate various social, professional and educational environments as cultural and linguistic liaisons. 


The curriculum for programs at Utah Tech University customarily leading to licensure have been designed to meet the educational licensure/certification requirements in Utah as well as to prepare students to apply for licensure exams in the State of Utah. The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Requirement may vary state to state and may change at any time. Students who intend to use their Utah Tech degree to secure licensure in any state other than Utah will need to review the professional licensure disclosures in that state pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board.  For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select your program, or speak to the director of your program.

ASL Emphasis Requirements 

30 credits

ASL 1010Beginning American Sign Language I (ALCI)4
ASL 1020Beginning American Sign Language II (FL, ALCI)4
ASL 1500Exploring Deaf Culture Through Film3
ASL 2000Fingerspelling and Numbers in American Sign Language2
ASL 2010Intermediate American Sign Language I (ALCI)4
ASL 2020Intermediate American Sign Language II (ALCI)4
ASL 3060Advanced American Sign Language I3
ASL 3070Advanced American Sign Language II3
ASL 4500Advanced Deaf Culture3


  1. Students must select and complete two emphases and Core Requirements.
  2. Unless otherwise noted, a grade of C or higher in each Emphasis Area course is required.