B.S. Sign Language Interpreting

Program Admissions Requirements

Students planning to major in Sign Language Interpreting must have an Associate degree in Sign Language Studies or its equivalent.  Students entering the bachelor’s degree programs at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center must apply for admission because space in these programs is limited.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 2 3
Objective 3 3
Objective 4 - CSD 1151 or CSD 11526
Objective 57
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 9 - CSD 22563
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

CSD 1151American Sign Language I (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)4
CSD 1152American Sign Language II (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)4
CSD 2205Introduction to Professions in Communication Sciences3
CSD 2249Fingerspelling and Numbers3
CSD 2250Introduction to the Interpreting Profession3
CSD 2251American Sign Language III4
CSD 2252American Sign Language IV4
CSD 2256Deaf Culture and Community (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
CSD 2258Language Acquisition in American Sign Language3
CSD 3301English Text Analysis3
CSD 3302Specialized Terminology in English for Interpreters3
CSD 3331Translation3
CSD 3332Consecutive Interpreting3
CSD 3345Ethics and Decision-Making for Interpreters3
CSD 3346Specialized Settings and Scenarios in Interpreting3
CSD 3351Linguistics of American Sign Language3
CSD 3352Depiction in American Sign Language3
CSD 3374Service Learning in the Deaf Community1
CSD 3375Field Observation and Theoretical Application of Interpreting I2
CSD 3380Field Observation and Theoretical Application of Interpreting II2
CSD 4401Research and Interpreting3
CSD 4431Simultaneous Interpreting3
CSD 4432Senior Seminar in Interpreting6
CSD 4441Professional Interpreting Practice and Relationships3
CSD 4451Advanced Discourse in American Sign Language3
CSD 4470Field Observation and Theoretical Application of Interpreting III2
CSD 4474Interpreting Internship8
Total Credits88

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)81
Upper Division Free Electives
Free Electives2
Total Credits120