American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, A.A.

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, A.A.

VinU ASL students.
  • The ASL & Deaf Studies Department is located on the campus of the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis.
  • The curriculum provides for full immersion through learning-centered instruction both inside and outside the classroom.
  • The Associates Degree lays the language and cultural foundations necessary to pursue a career within the Deaf Community or continue on to Bachelor Degrees.
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Locations where this degree is offered:

Indianapolis: American Sign Language

What can I expect during my time at VU?

  • Learn in an immersive environment that provides a unique opportunity for involvement and collaboration with deaf students and the deaf community in Indianapolis.
  • The University’s instructors are true experts in their fields and are readily available to help students gain the academic and practical skills they need to excel.
  • The University offers substantial academic and social support systems to help students learn and grow.
  • Small class sizes enable students to participate fully in activities and discussions and to seek out extra help when needed.
  • Affordable tuition allows students to graduate with less debt.

What can I do with this degree?

A degree from Vincennes University’s American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Department will prepare you with the language foundation and cultural knowledge to work within the Deaf Community or transfer into other Bachelor programs offering interpreter training, Deaf education, audiology or other career majors that intersect with the lives of Deaf individuals. 

Is this degree accredited?

Vincennes University's institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the specialized accreditations and approvals obtained by various programs are located on our Accreditation and Licensure page.

Vincennes University recognizes the importance of programmatic licensure, ensuring that graduates meet the requirements set by professional licensing boards. By adhering to rigorous standards and seeking recognition from accrediting bodies, Vincennes University demonstrates its dedication to offering quality education and preparing students for successful careers.

Have questions?

We are happy to chat with you to answer your questions and understand your personal goals.
Please reach out to us at or call 812-888-4313 for more information.