American Sign Language/English Interpreting
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
About Our Program
WOU’s major in ASL/English Interpreting
Mission: To prepare our graduates to enter the profession of interpreting.
The American Sign Language/English Interpreting major is designed to prepare graduates to enter the interpreting field as professionals who make significant contributions to the service delivery team. The program combines classes in language development, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, education and professional practices, as well as interpreting theory, technique, and the application of knowledge and skills to interpreting performance. Courses are taught by highly qualified instructors and students interact with professional interpreters and consumers throughout their term of study.
There are 67 credits in the major. You can find more information in the Internship Handbook.
Once accepted into the major, students are required to complete necessary coursework in a cohort over two years. Terms average 10 credit hours in the major leaving room in your schedule to complete LACC, BA/BS requirements, and minor coursework. Currently this program is primarily face-to-face but there is a heavy emphasis on technology skill development as well with the use of Moodle and other technology for course assignments and communication.
Elements of the Bachelor’s Degree
**there are no wasted courses for a pre-interpreter, remember that throughout your LACC coursework