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Liberal Arts and Sciences with Advisement Area in American Sign Language

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours with a grade point average of not less than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:


  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 102 Introduction to Literature
  • COM 115 Interpersonal Communication
  • 3 credit hours of Art Electives

Social Science

  • HIS 100 Shaping of Western Society I OR HIS 101 Shaping of Western Society II OR HIS 110 United States History I OR HIS 111 United States History II OR HIS 122 Modern World History
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 205 Adolescent Psychology OR PSY 225 Child Psychology
  • 3 credit hours of Social Science Electives*


  • MAT 180 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers


  • BIO 118 Contemporary Biology I AND BIO 119 Contemporary Biology II OR BIO 121 General Biology I AND BIO 122 General Biology II

Computing Sciences

  • CSC 100 Computing in the Information Age

American Sign Language

  • ASL 101 American Sign Language I
  • ASL 102 American Sign Language II
  • ASL 110 Deaf Culture and Community
  • ASL 201 American Sign Language III
  • ASL 202 American Sign Language IV

Health/Physical Education

  • 4 credit hours of Health/Physical Education (HPE) Electives**

General Electives

  • The remainder of the required credit hours must be made up of approved electives. If you plan to prepare for transfer into a specific subject area or degree program at a four-year college or university, you should consult with your advisor regarding your course selection.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, you should follow the general education course requirements for transfer to SUNY and non-SUNY schools. Visit the course requirements for transfer programs web page for details.


* PSY 210 Social Problems recommended

** PE 212 Health recommended for Education area and PE 181 Mime recommended for Interpreter area