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Interpretation and Translation
B.A. in Interpretation
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We are the only university in the world that offers both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in American Sign Language (ASL) – English Interpretation.
Our BAI Program provides a unique opportunity for interpretation majors to fully immerse themselves in deaf culture and community as they live, study, and interact with deaf people from the United States and around the world!
Gallaudet’s B.A. in Interpretation (BAI) program consists of a comprehensive, sequenced, and integrated series of courses and experiences that are intended to provide students with:
You’ll be able to apply these skills to national certification testing, and work confidently as a sign language interpreter in education, medical, business, and government settings.
Our BAI program is in a four-year format and consists of 36 credits in the major, which includes coursework, fieldwork, and field internship.
Students will take supporting courses in ASL and deaf studies, biology, business, communication studies, linguistics, and psychology. In either a full or part-time program structure.
Prospective deaf and hard of hearing students must first be accepted through Undergraduate Admissions in order to apply for the CDI/BAI program. The BAI program will prepare deaf and hard of hearing students with the skills necessary to become a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI).
Bachelor’s of Art In Interpreting (BAI) Admission Requirements
*Official transcript(s) will be required following acceptance to the University. We accept both paper and electronic transcripts. Electronic transcripts should be sent via email.
Please note that the BAI program requires that you have a 2.75 or higher cumulative grade point average in your high school or previous college coursework.
Prospective hearing BAI applicants need to contact a BAI/HUG Admissions Counselor. Current HUG students interested in applying for the BAI program, reach out to Pamela Collins, Co-Program Coordinator and Anita Harding, Co-Program Coordinator at contact.
For current Deaf students, please download and print the BAI application form.
Send the completed application form with the required documents to Pamela Collins, Co-Program Coordinator and Anita Harding, Co-Program Coordinator.
Whether you want to complete your degree in two, three or four years we’ve got you covered.
At Gallaudet we have articulation agreements with other colleges, and some interpretation courses are transferable to the Gallaudet BAI program.
We have this agreement with the following colleges:
If you are a transfer student, please visit the Transfer Credits website for more information about transferring your credits to Gallaudet, course equivalencies, and more. If you wish to contact our Transfer Specialist, please email.
The financial aid process is separate from the process of applying for admission. Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible when it is made available on October 1. The priority filing date is June 1. Once we have your FAFSA on file, we will send you a Financial Aid award letter that provides detailed information about your eligible financial aid and your estimated remaining cost. Please note that hearing applicants are not eligible for merit-based scholarships.
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