American Sign Language Certificate

With the American Sign Language (ASL) Certificate in Temple’s College of Public Health, you will develop intermediate-level skills in the widely used language of the deaf in the U.S. and Canada. You will also learn about American Deaf culture and gain valuable insight for future encounters with individuals who are deaf in professional and social contexts. This certificate program allows you to build preliminary skills in sign language for additional education in ASL-to-English translation, interpretation or education of individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired.  

This sign language certificate is particularly useful for students majoring in

  • anthropology;
  • cognitive science;
  • education;
  • English;
  • neuroscience;
  • speech, language and hearing science; and
  • psychology.

Program Format

This certificate can only be earned by students pursuing undergraduate degrees at Temple.

The certificate consists of four courses, sequenced to cover ASL levels one through four. You will also examine deaf culture and history in a global framework, as well as the genetic and social factors related to deafness in select communities.

You will take a total of 12 academic credits to fulfill the certificate. The first two classes may be taken at an Honors level.

See a full list of program courses.

Related Undergraduate Programs in the College of Public Health

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Certificate Program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $19,536.00 per year
Out-of-state: $34,056.00 per year


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