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American Sign Language / English Interpreting

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

48 months
Duration
33347 USD/year
33347 USD/year
9944 USD/year
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About

The Bachelor of Science program in American Sign Language / English Interpreting from the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis strives to prepare students to enter the profession of interpreting upon graduation.

Overview

We offer a bachelor degree in American Sign Language / English Interpreting at the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. For students who already possess a bachelor’s degree, a certificate program is offered. The certificate program consists of eleven core interpreting courses.

Interpreting for people who do not speak a common language is a linguistic and social act of communication.  An interpreter relays messages and manages the process of talking back-and-forth for two people who speak different languages.  An interpreter’s role is an engaged one, aimed at an overall understanding of the entire communicative situation, requiring fluency in the languages, the ability to know how meaning is constructed, and skills in managing the cross-cultural flow of talk.

American Sign Language Classes

  • IUPUI currently offers six classes in ASL.  
  • All sections of these classes are taught by native users of the language.  
  • If you are interested in taking ASL because your goal is to become an interpreter, you need to speak with the Director of the program in ASL/EI regarding the classes you should be taking.

Programme Structure

  • The curriculum sequence is designed to teach interpreting as a face-to-face process that is conversational in nature and prepares students as community interpreters in medical, legal, social welfare, and educational settings.  
  • Completing the BS degree does not mean a graduate is a certified interpreter.  Certification at the national level requires an exam administered by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.  
  • Most students are able to pass the written portion of this exam before graduating.  The performance and interview portions of the exam usually require additional experience in the field.  The amount of time will vary from individual to individual.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your application and essay
  • Pay the application fee or request a fee waiver
  • Have your test scores sent to IUPUI
  • Have your official high school transcript sent to IUPUI
  • Have official transcripts from any dual-credit or college courses sent to IUPUI (if applicable)
  • Submit credentials for any education completed outside the U.S. (if applicable)
  • Complete the Prior Conduct Information and Release form (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33347 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33347 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9944 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Indianapolis

1017 - 1926 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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