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Gallaudet University is the only university in the world that offers both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in ASL-English Interpretation. Gallaudet provides a unique opportunity for interpretation majors to live, study, and interact with Deaf people from the United States and around the world.
The B.A. in Interpretation (BAI) program consists of a comprehensive, sequenced, and integrated series of courses and experiences that are intended to provide students with knowledge, fieldwork, techniques and interpreting skills in interactive interpreting in education, medical, business and government settings. The interpreting internship varies from student to student. The BAI program mainly is in a four-year format and consists of 36 credits in the major, which includes coursework, fieldwork and field internship. Students take supporting courses in ASL and Deaf studies, biology, business, communication studies, linguistics and psychology, Part-time study is also available.
Deaf and hard of hearing prospective students must first be accepted through Undergraduate Admissions in order to apply for the BAI program. The process for declaring your major in BAI will begin upon arrival of your first semester and you will work with your Academic Advisor at this time. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about undergraduate admissions requirements.
Hearing prospective students who want to apply for the BAI program should contact the BAI/HUG Admissions Counselor at email@example.com. For those who are current HUG students interested in applying for the BAI program, please reach out to Dr. Steven Collins, Coordinator of the BAI program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the current Deaf students, please download and print the application form from this link. Send the completed application form with required documents to Dr. Steven Collins, BAI Coordinator at HMB 1405.To see two-year, three-year and four-years plans, click the following links.1. two-year target goals2. three-year target goals3. four-year target goals
Gallaudet University's BA in Interpretation program has an articulation agreement with the following community colleges' interpreter education programs:
With the articulation agreement, some interpretation courses are transferable to the Gallaudet BAI program. Contact these community colleges with the articulation agreement and Gallaudet undergraduate admissions for further information.Learning OutcomesGraduates of the Interpretation Program apply academic, professional and world knowledge to the choices and decisions they make while interpreting.
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