Deaf Studies - Interpreting Emphasis, B.A.

This four-year degree is a liberal arts degree that provides in-depth study into all facets of the Deaf-World. Students choose among two emphases. There is no special application process, but for students to qualify for the Interpreting Studies emphasis, they will need to pass ASL 3060 American Sign Language Proficiency. Students should declare their major by contacting the academic advisor for the Languages Department. Currently there is a significant shortage of professional interpreters working with Deaf and hard-of-hearing American Sign Language-using populations across the United States. The Interpreting Emphasis provides training and focus for students to develop professional bidirectional interpreting skills for obtaining state, regional, and national interpreting certifications.