Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation: ASL/English

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements (124 hours)

Required major/minor:

UALR Core Curriculum 44 hours total

See the UALR Undergraduate Catalog for course options and details.

Major Requirements 62 hours total

Sign Language Studies – 23 hours consisting of :

  • INTR 1320 American Sign Language I
  • INTR 1321 American Sign Language II
  • INTR 2320 American Sign Language III
  • INTR 2321 American Sign Language IV
  • INTR 3320 American Sign Language V
  • INTR 2330 Manually Coded English in Educational Settings
  • INTR 2344 Comparative Linguistics
  • INTR 2280 Fingerspelling

Foundation Courses – 9 hours consisting of :

  • INTR 1340 Deaf Culture
  • INTR 3346 Introduction to Interpreting
  • INTR 3380 Introduction to Interpreting Research

Interpreting Courses – 23 hours consisting of:

  • INTR 2240 Specialized Terminology
  • INTR 3364 Sign to Voice Interpreting/Transliterating
  • INTR 3366 Voice to Sign Interpreting/Transliterating
  • INTR 4330 Interpreting 1
  • INTR 4332 Interpreting 2
  • INTR 4358 Interpreting for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind
  • INTR 4380 Advanced Transliteration: English-English
  • INTR 4382 Advanced Interpretation: ASL-English

† QAST Level I/I prerequisite to INTR 4330, 4346, 4358 and 4370.

Internship Course – 7 hours consisting of:

  • INTR 4770 Internship †

† Completion of all interpretation, university core, and minor courses as prerequisite to INTR 4770 Internship.

Minor Requirements 18 hours total

The minor in Educational Interpreting is required for 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. The program of study includes:

  • INTR 3344 Interpretation Theory & Process
  • INTR 3350 Artistic Interpreting in Educational Settings
  • INTR 3372 Interpreting for Persons who are Hard of Hearing
  • INTR 3346 Principles of Educational Interpreting
  • INTR 4370 Ethical Practices & Standards
  • INTR 4384 Interpreting Academic Subjects

For more information, please contact the School of Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation (CHPR) at (501)569-3470.