American Sign Language

American Sign Language

Do you want to learn a language that fosters inclusion? Do you want to be able to communicate with others in social environments and work settings?

Learn ASL and learn about Deaf culture and history through studies in American Sign Language. 

American Sign Language courses are designed to meet the needs of the Deaf community in the United States and Canada.  ASL is an alternative language choice for students completing general education humanities requirements at College of Marin. 

Careers in Interpreting, Education, and More  

  • Translate spoken English into sign in educational, business, and medical environments as an ASL interpreter. 
  • Teach in a classroom or work as a teacher’s assistant. 
  • Continue your education and become a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. 
  • Broaden your skillset in careers that work with Deaf and hard of hearing communities, like hospitality, law enforcement, and counseling. 

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways 

An American Sign Language major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Examples include Deaf Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Science and Disorders, Foregin Language Teacher Education, Linguistics, Sign Language Interpretation, Disability Studies, and many more. 

  • Search a list of American Sign Language related majors at the UCs and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions