Jun 22, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Deaf Studies and Interpreting Major (A.A.S.)

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Major code AA5003

Ohio University-Chillicothe offers a two-year degree program leading to an Associate in Applied Science in deaf studies and interpreting. The degree is designed for those interested in working as interpreters for the deaf and hearing impaired, providing preparation through courses in the four major sign languages. The program also covers cultural and regional issues, including specific information for law enforcement, medical, educational, and mental health specialists. Students’ skills are evaluated at the beginning of the program, again after the first year, and once more at the end.

Technical Associate Degree Requirements

The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 96 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 24 credits earned through the Experiential Learning Program may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn at least 30 quarter hours of resident credit at Ohio University; if you complete fewer than 60 quarter hours of Ohio University credit, you must earn at least 8 of your final 15 hours as resident credit. You also must meet Ohio University general education requirements for associate degrees. (See “Associate’s Degrees” the University College section)

To earn a technical associate degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Minimum HoursRequired for Graduation: 96

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