Interpreter Degree Options and Course Information
Interpreters are needed in several industries, including the judicial system, medical community, social services and business arena. Students entering the interpreting and translating field can choose a broader bachelor’s degree program in interpretation and translation with a chosen specialization, or can pick a focused bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language (ASL).
Prospective interpreters may also choose to enroll in a post-baccalaureate certificate program. These programs often offer interpretation specializations in several different foreign languages and ASL. A high school diploma and proficiency in language interpreting is necessary for 4-year bachelor’s programs, and a bachelor’s degree is required for a 2-year certificate program.