Jun 12, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

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

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Major code AA5003

Office of Regional Higher Education
Ohio University Lancaster
Brasee Hall 324
1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740.654.6711
Fax: 740.687.9497

Becky Brooks, contact person

Program Overview

Ohio University-Lancaster offers a two-year program in Deaf studies and interpreting leading to an Associate in Applied Science. This degree provides educational and experiential coursework to prepare students for entry-level interpreting positions.  Upon successful completion of the program, students may apply for a license from the Ohio Department of Education to be a sign language interpreter in kindergarten through 12th grade public school settings.  Other career opportunities include working in a business, agency, or as a freelance interpreter.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Requirements

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirement beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students can find entry-level interpreting positions in educational settings, interpreting agencies, or set-up a small business to contract interpreting services. Students may be interested in furthering his/her education with a bachelors degree in interpreting or by taking workshops in legal, medical, or mental health interpreting.



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 60 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 15 credits earned through the experiential learning may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours while enrolled at Ohio University, and you must earn a minimum of 50 percent of coursework taken to fulfill your major concentration in residence with resident credit as defined in the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  section. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section)

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

Major Hours Requirement

The Deaf studies and interpreting major requires a minimum of 61 hours.

General Requirements

Complete the following courses:

  • Tier I Quantitative Math Skills course

Requirement for Ohio Department of Education

Complete one of the following courses:

Communication Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:

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