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American Sign Language Minor - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: , CIP: 16.1699 American Sign Language, Other)

Department of Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030

Jeffrey Good

Andrew Byrne
Director of American Sign Language Program

Associated Subjects

Becoming an American Sign Language Minor Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2019 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average GPA range from 90-96, an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT score of 1180-1350.
The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Students are required to apply to the Director of the ASL Program for acceptance into the minor. Students may apply to the minor when they have completed the prerequisite courses or during the semester in which they are completed but they are encouraged to discuss their academic plans with the Director as early as possible.

Suggested Introductory Courses

ASL 101 First Year - First Semester American Sign Language
ASL 102 First Year - Second Semester American Sign Language

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:05:27