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Overview for Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

A program that prepares individuals to function as simultaneous interpreters of American Sign Language (ASL) and other sign language systems employed to assist the hearing impaired, both one-way and two-way. Includes instruction in American Sign Language (ASL), alternative sign languages, finger spelling, vocabulary and expressive nuances, oral and physical translation skills, cross-cultural communications, slang and colloquialisms, and technical interpretation.

Careers for Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Majors

A major in Sign 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 Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Top 24 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Sign Language Interpretation and Translation among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA
Less Selective$17,280 
MacMurray College
Jacksonville, IL
Tennessee Temple University
Chattanooga, TN
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William Woods University
Fulton, MO
Less Selective$17,310 
Cincinnati Christian University
Cincinnati, OH
Bethel College
Mishawaka, IN
Open Admissions$21,578 
Maryville College
Maryville, TN
Less Selective$27,971 
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Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR
Less Selective$17,868 
Goshen College
Goshen, IN
Moderately Selective$23,400 
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, PA
Moderately Selective$15,546 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.