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The AA Degree is intended for those students interested in transferring credit to Baccalaureate Degree Programs in related fields such as Deaf Education, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Special Education, General Education, Social Work, etc. A minimum of 60 hours of coursework is required. If you are taking classes for foreign language credit or for an AA Degree, be sure you are registered for the following courses listed under the SGNL prefix:

Associate of Arts Degree Requirements: 

  • SGNL 1301 American Sign Language (ASL) I
  • SGNL 1302 American Sign Language (ASL) II
  • SGNL 2301 American Sign Language (ASL) III
  • SGNL 2302 American Sign Language (ASL) IV

Core Components 

Course Selections 

Semester Hours


Unless specific courses are listed see Section 12, Graduation, of this Bulletin for Requirements for the Degree of Associate in Arts



See Section 12


Natural Sciences 

See Section 12


Humanities, Literature, & Visual/Performing Arts 

See Section 12


Social & Behavioral Sciences 

See Section 12


Physical Education 

See Section 12


Major Field of Study 



American Sign Language 

Minimum of 15 semester hours to be chosen from:

SGNL 1301 American Sign Language (ASL I)

SGNL 1302 American Sign Language (ASL II)

SGNL 2301 American Sign Language (ASL III)

SGNL 2302 American Sign Language (ASL IV)

DRAM 1351 Acting1

PSYC 2301 Intro to Psychology