B.A. in Interpretation

Overview

Dr. Valerie Dively, Program Coordinator
valerie.dively@gallaudet.edu
Hall Memorial Building, Room 1411

The BA program focuses on face-to-face, interactive, community interpreting, and thus a dialogic approach to interpreting.

Students apply for admission to the BA in Interpretation major as freshmen or after acceptance to Gallaudet University as a transfer student.  The students may transfer their interpreting course(s) from another college if they have the grade of B or better, and approved by Gallaudet University Registrar Office.  Refer to the department page for details on Requirements for Admission to a Major in Interpretation.

If an applicant has at least 56 transfer credits from other college or university, GSR 110 will be waived.  If an applicant has a score of 2+ or 2 in ASL Proficiency Interview (ASLPI), the applicant can be accepted into the BAI program with a conditional status which means that the applicant must pass ASLPI score of 3 prior to enrolling into INT 325 and higher level of INT courses.

To continue in the program, students are required to maintain a B or higher in all INT courses required for the BA in Interpretation major. Students are required to successfully pass RID's National Interpreter Certification Knowledge written exam or RID's Certified Deaf Interpreter written exam by December 1st during their last academic year in the Interpretation program. 

For the BAI Program of Study, please refer to this checklist and check here for the BAI Program Outcomes.