Did you know that American Sign Language is the third most commonly used language in the United States, behind only English and Spanish?
If you work with the public or have an interest in interacting with those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, this certificate program may be for you. The program enables you to use basic communication with colleagues, customers, or loved ones who use ASL.
The WKU Certificate in American Sign Language Studies provides language training and cultural enrichment for people who wish to learn ASL and the uniqueness of deaf culture. This program is appropriate for students who plan to or currently work with deaf clients within a business, education, criminal justice, or medical field. The program may also be particularly useful for parents of deaf children.
Note: ASL 101 and ASL 102 can be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement at WKU or may be transferred to institutions as language or humanities electives.