American Sign Language (ASL)

Two people communicating in sign language

A visual language

Acquire basic expressive and receptive skills in ASL 101, 102 and 103. Build on those skills and learn about Deaf culture in 201, 202 and 203. Take the 300 level and get a minor in ASL.

Degree Programs

We offer a minor in American Sign Language (ASL).


Students can also fulfill their Bachelor of Arts (BA), or Master of Arts (MA) second language requirement in ASL.

Person signing in American Sign Language

American Sign Language Minor

A minor in ASL from Portland State will help you develop the vocabulary and receptive and expressive skills you'll need to become effective communicators with deaf and hard-of-hearing ASL users.