Courses / Curriculum
Associate of Science in American Sign Language Studies
The Associate of Science degree requires 60 hours and is designed to develop ASL skills for those who are interested in advancing their careers in a variety of professional disciplines such as Interpreting, Special Education, Deaf Education, Audiology and Speech Pathology, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, etc. This program focuses on acquisition of knowledge and skill in American Sign Language, signed English and Deaf Culture.
Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation: ASL/English
The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 124 hours and is designed to develop mid- to high-level interpreting skills for students who are advancing their careers in interpretation and the field of deafness. This program is designed to develop the interpreting skills necessary for interpretation between individuals who are hearing and individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing, in the public and private sectors, educational institutions, business and industry, the arts, and in the community at large throughout Arkansas and the country.
Sign Language Studies Minor
The Sign Language Studies Minor is available to students who are not majoring in Interpretation, but who desire a knowledge base in sign language, deaf culture, interpretation and deafness-related information. The minor requires 18 hours of coursework.
Educational Interpreting Minor
The minor in Educational Interpreting is limited to the Interpretation BA degree-seeking students and incorporates 18 hours of study specific to interpreting in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educational settings. The program is designed to provide students majoring in Interpretation with the special skills necessary for interpreting in K-12 educational settings.
For more information on these degrees and minors, please refer to the Interpreter Education Program brochure.