The undergraduate minor in American Sign Language requires 17 s.h. of ASL coursework, including 12 s.h. of which must be in advanced courses numbered 2500 or above taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students with previous knowledge of American Sign language, should take the World Languages Placement Test (WLPT) to determine the best level for your first enrollment in a language course.

The minor must include ASL:2002 - American Sign Language IV or demonstrated equivalent proficiency. Only one American Sign Language in English course (prefix ASLE) may be applied to the minor in ASL; if students choose to apply an ASLE course toward the minor, it must be taken for 4 s.h. All ASLE courses are taught in English.

Listed below are the general categories of coursework required to earn the degree; for more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the minor in American Sign Language, visit the UI General Catalog.

Coursework Requirements
Title Hours
Core American Sign Language course or demonstrated proficiency 5
Advanced ASL courses numbered 2500 or above 12
Total Hours 17