BAI graduate, Roshawn Smith, explains

The Department of Interpretation plays an important role in helping students meet the five major competencies of Gallaudet's new General Studies Curriculum:

  • Language and Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Identity and Culture
  • Knowledge and Inquiry
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility

The Department has established student learning outcomes (SLOs) for the (BA, MS, Ph.D.) degree programs.

Graduates with a degree in Interpretation have gone on to graduate school or careers in the following areas:

  • College admissions and recruitment
  • Communication education
  • Community service
  • Counseling
  • Customer service
  • Deaf services
  • Event management
  • Fundraising
  • Human resources
  • Law office work
  • Public opinion research
  • Public relations
  • School administration
  • Volunteer service

In an Express Night Out article dated 6/13/11, BAI graduate, Roshawn Smith, advises potential interpreters to "take a tour of Gallaudet. Visit the Interpretation Department and ask questions. ..."