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Overview for Language Interpretation and Translation

A program that prepares individuals to be professional interpreters and/or translators of documents and data files, either from English or (Canadian) French into another language or languages or vice versa. Includes intensive instruction in one or more foreign languages plus instruction in subjects such as single- and multiple-language interpretation, one- or two-way interpretation, simultaneous interpretation, general and literary translation, business translation, technical translation, and other specific applications of linguistic skills.

Careers for Language Interpretation and Translation Majors

A major in Language Interpretation and Translation is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Language Interpretation and Translation

Top 5 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Language Interpretation and Translation among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Mississippi College
Clinton, MS
Moderately Selective$12,670 
California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Highly Selective$15,530 
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
Moderately Selective$4,290 
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Salem State College
Salem, MA
Moderately Selective$12,990 
Siena Heights University
Adrian, MI
Moderately Selective$19,210 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.