Bachelor's Degree Programs
American Sign Language/English Interpreting
The Bachelor of Science degree in ASL/English Interpreting is for students who wish to acheive fluency in American Sign Language and English and who wish to focus on theoretical and applied issues in interpreting.
Students can begin their course of study in ASL/English Interpreting at IUPUI as freshman. We offer six 5-credit classes in American Sign Language totally 30 credits in ASL studies. In addition, courses in Linguistics of ASL, Advanced Fingerspelling and Number Systems and Deaf History and Culture are offered. Students interested in ASL/English interpreting can continue with courses in interpreting, graduating with the B.S. degree in ASL/English interpreting.In addition, the program is a continuation of the Associate of Arts degree in American Sign Language Studies offered by Vincennes University at its regional campus in Indianapolis at the Indiana School for the Deaf.
IUPUI's program is also open to students who demonstrate equivalent competence in ASL, Deaf culture, and linguistics. Interested students who have not completed the Vincennes University degree but have completed coursework at another college or university, should contact the program director at IUPUI.
The major consists of 35 credit hours at IUPUI. ASL A219, ASL A321, ASL I301, I303, I361, I363, I365, I405, ASL I407, L340, and L342. An additional course in General Linguistics is also required. See the Director for more information on this. Enrollment in interpreting classes is limited to students who have been admitted to the program or have received permission from the director.