What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Clarkston

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

American Sign Language Pathway, A.A.

Phone: 678-891-3605

What Is American Sign Language?

Perimeter College offers beginning- through intermediate-level classes in American Sign Language. Students on a guided pathway in American Sign Language can earn an associate of arts degree. American Sign Language is the third most studied world language in the United States and can be a valuable asset as a secondary skill for employment.

Why Study American Sign Language?

Learning a new language can expand a student’s thinking, perspective and opportunities. Perimeter College’s guided pathway in American Sign Language prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs in interpreting, education or social service.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

American Sign Language Pathway, A.A.

Phone: 678-891-3605

What Is American Sign Language?

Perimeter College offers beginning- through intermediate-level classes in American Sign Language. Students on a guided pathway in American Sign Language can earn an associate of arts degree. American Sign Language is the third most studied world language in the United States and can be a valuable asset as a secondary skill for employment.

Why Study American Sign Language?

Learning a new language can expand a student’s thinking, perspective and opportunities. Perimeter College’s guided pathway in American Sign Language prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs in interpreting, education or social service.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Clarkston

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Students should consult with advisors to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisors about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

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Pathway Details

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 hours) 

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 hours)

  1. Required Courses (unless used to satisfy Area C requirements) (9):
    • ASL 1002 Elementary American Sign Language II (3)
    • ASL 2001 Intermediate American Sign Language I (3)
    • ASL 2002 Intermediate American Sign Language II (3)
  2. Select from the following to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • ANTH 2020 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • ASL 1001 Elementary American Sign Language I (3)
    • EDUC 2110 Investigating Issues in Education (3)
    • EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts (3)
    • EDUC 2130 Exploring Teaching and Learning (3)
    • PHIL 2030 Introduction to Ethics (3)
    • SCOM 2900 Intercultural Communication (3)
    • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
    • SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems (3)
    • SW 2000 Introduction to Social Work (3)
    • THEA 2210 Beginning Acting or THEA 1610 Voice & Articulation

Students should consult with advisors to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students also should check with advisors about which campuses offer the courses they need. Many core courses required for pathways can be taken at a variety of locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

For the latest information about required courses in the American Sign Language pathway, view the Associate Level Undergraduate Catalog.

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Admissions
For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

Damita Boyd, Associate Chair
dboyd15@gsu.edu
678-891-3600

Melanie Lynn, Administrative Secretary
mlynn@gsu.edu
678-891-3600

 

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