B.A. in Sign Language Interpreting

Program Information

The Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sign Language Interpreting. Sign Language Interpreting is an interdisciplinary field that combines highly developed competency in both American Sign Language and English, with knowledge of linguistics, interpretation, translation, and principles of professional practice.

The Sign Language Interpreting major prepares students with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to enter field of American Sign Language/English interpretation. Students develop confidence in their working languages, proficiency in linguistic and cultural analysis, and the interpersonal skills needed to develop a relevant and sound professional practice.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years. This program currently requires summer courses after Year 3. Courses offered during Year 3 and Year 4 are typically offered once a year.

Note that students must apply to the major (see below) prior to Year 3. The B.A. in Sign Language Interpreting admits students into the major for only the fall term.

 


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101

3

Area C Humanities Course

3

HIST 2110

3

ASL 1001

3

GSU 1010

1
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

Area B Course

2

Area D Science Sequence “A”

4

POLS 1101

3

ASL 1002

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Complete all Area A requirements
  • Attend major fair and declare major
  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center

 


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

Area B Course

2

Area D Science Sequence “B”

4

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

ASL 2001

3

Area F Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Area C Fine Arts Course

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

ASL 2002

3

AREA F Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

 


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

SLIP 3100

6

SLIP 3100L

1

SLIP 3115

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

SLIP 3010

3

SLIP 4010

3

SLIP 4020

3

SLIP 4020L

1

SLIP 3200

3
Total Hours 13

Term 3

Course Hours

SLIP 4025

3

SLIP 4025L

1
Total Hours 4

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department
  • Register with University Career Services

 


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

SLIP 4050

3

SLIP 4060

3

SLIP 4000

3

SLIP 3210

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

SLIP 4080

6

SLIP 3220

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 12

Milestones

  • Apply for graduation two semesters in advance
  • Meet with academic advisor in Office of Academic Assistance
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department