Get ready to build your own path in American Sign Language

We can’t wait to personally welcome you to the American Sign Language Program at Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Our college is a leader in the experiential liberal arts––combining experiential education with the study of society, culture and politics. For you, that means the opportunity to:

  • acquire the linguistic, cognitive and ethical decision-making skills as well as the socio-cultural knowledge necessary to serve as a professional ASL/English interpreter;
  • pursue cutting-edge research or conduct fieldwork for an NGO or agency halfway around the globe;
  • enhance your classroom experience with paid co-op programs in international, national and local organizations;
  • explore exciting study abroad opportunities; and
  • develop an understanding of the American Deaf Community and its culture by participating in a variety of rewarding service-learning projects.

More on what you’ll do


Come join an engaged group of students who discover and create unique learning experiences here. Learn how Meghan, Lindsey, Jenna, and many of our alumni, found opportunities to volunteer or work as freelance interpreters before graduating from Northeastern.

More student stories


That’s just a small collection of Northeastern success stories. We’ll be thrilled to help you start yours. If you have any questions about building your American Sign Language path, please contact me at 617.373.8425 or



Dennis Cokely
Director, American Sign Language Program
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Northeastern University