In this ASL/ English Interpreting Program, you will learn the theory and practice of interpreting. You will gain a strong foundation in language, culture, interpreting, and linguistics. Develop your abilities in ASL and English, analyze features of ASL and English, discuss ethical issues, and perform guided practice with both simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. The combination of this background with a broad liberal arts education will prepare you to enter the profession of interpreting, which serves diverse populations and encompasses a wide range of subjects and settings.
We prepare students to become capable and flexible participants in the rewarding profession of interpreting.
The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in American Sign Language/English Interpreting (ASL) requires satisfactory completion of the following:
Students are required to have 42 credit hours in 300-400 level coursework including courses in their major. Of the 42 advanced credits, 9 credit hours must be 300-400 level coursework outside the first Liberal Arts major field of study and from the School of Liberal Arts. Students seeking dual degrees are exempt from completing 9 credits hours in 300-400 level coursework outside their major and from the School of Liberal Arts.
To provide students with guidance that will both enhance their academic experience and avoid problems meeting requirements, the Department of World Languages and Cultures has developed the following suggested curriculum for taking ASL/English Interpreting courses, as a major.
To help you guide your four-year college journey, consult your degree map for a snapshot of the classes you will take to finish your degree.
Contact Laura Smith, Interim Director of Program in ASL/English Interpreting.