Taking ASL to Satisfy the L&S Non-English Language Requirements

The following section is mean for L&S degree-seeking candidates who are interested in using American Sign Language to satisfy their BA or BS language requirement.

Students earning their undergraduate degree in the College of Letters & Science are able to use American Sign Language (ASL) to fulfill either their BA or BS non-English language requirement.   Currently UW-Madison does not offer Amercian Sign Language (ASL) coursework that would count toward the L&S foreign language requirement.  Thus, using ASL to satisfy the L&S foreign language requirement is difficult for most students at this time.  The closest school/university in the area offering UW-Madison approved ASL coursework that will count toward the L&S BA or BS foreign language requirement is the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.   Additional information about the UW-Milwaukee courses can be found at American Sign Language Studies
In order for the ASL courses to count toward the L&S BA or BS language requirement, the course would need to transfer back to UW-Madison as the following equivalents:
RP & SE X01 - First Semester ASL
RP & SE X02 - Second Semester ASL
RP & SE X03 - Third Semester ASL
RP & SE X04 - Fourth Semester ASL
Other ASL transfer coursework that does not equate to the equivalents above will not count toward the L&S BA or BS language requirement.  Please make sure you work with the Credit Evaluation Service in the Registrar's Office to determine who this course will transfer back to UW-Madison before enrolling in the course.
Contact L&S Student Academic Affairs with further questions: 
Phone: (608) 262-0617
Email: lsdeans@saa.ls.wisc.edu

Keywords:ASL, American Sign Language, BA foreign language requirement, BS foreign language requirement, sign language. L&S foreign language requirement, world language requirement, world language, language requirement, non-English language requirement   Doc ID:84561
Owner:Tori R.Group:L&S KB
Created:2018-08-07 14:37 CDTUpdated:2023-09-14 20:03 CDT
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