Sign language interpreter helping a patient while the doctor talks to her

undergraduate icon Sign Language Interpreting B.A.

Sign Language Interpreting is an interdisciplinary field that combines highly developed competency in both American Sign Language and English, with knowledge of linguistics, interpretation, translation, and principles of professional practice. American Sign Language interpreters work within a variety of venues and settings, including:

  • K-12 educational settings
  • Post-secondary educational settings
  • Video relay and video remote interpretation
  • Community events
  • Medical and mental health settings
  • Performance and theatrical interpreting
The Sign Language Interpreting major prepares students with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to enter field of American Sign Language/English interpretation. Students develop confidence in their working languages, proficiency in linguistic and cultural analysis, and the interpersonal skills needed to develop a relevant and sound professional practice.

Course Description and Classes

Program of Study 

Program Contact

Damita Boyd
dboyd15@gsu.edu
404-413-8048

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Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: April 1 (May interview) or June 1 (July interview)

Program Requirements:

  • completion of Areas A-E
  • completion of ENGL 1101 (or ENGL 1101H) and ENGL 1102 (or ENGL 1102H), each with a grade of "C" or better (these are Area A courses)
  • completion of ASL 1001, ASL 1002, ASL 2001, and ASL 2002 with a grade of "C" or better (these are Area F courses)
  • completion of program orientation
  • successful completion of entrance interview: candidates will demonstrate proficiency in sign recall and visual-motor integration, and demonstrate at least intermediate conversational proficiency in American Sign Language
  • completion of major application

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