American Sign Language and Interpreting (B.A.)
The field of interpreting is currently experiencing a great deal of growth, and skilled professional interpreters are in demand. This program purposes to equip students with the knowledge and skill set to bridge communication and cultural gaps as effective professional Sign Language interpreters.
|Nicole Thorn, Director of ASLI Studies
- Initial two years consist of general education courses and language learning (ASL)
- Deaf Studies courses as well as a cultural focus throughout the course work
- An emphasis on worldview, theological integration, and ethics
- Practicum and Internship which may include working with the university's own interpreting service agency: Liberty University Interpreting Services (LUIS), with the university's Washington Fellowship or various locations nationwide!
Sampling of program courses:
- American Sign Language I: ASLI 101
- Fingerspelling and Numbers: ASLI 212
- Deaf Studies: ASLI 310
- ASL Linguistics: ASLI 405
Program of Study
Degree Completion Plans
Students with prior language study are encouraged to consider CLEP for lower level language credits.
- Educational interpreting
- Video Relay Services
- Legal interpreting
- Freelance interpreting
- Various other life situations
|What our students are saying
- "Not only are the professors here talented, wise, and experts in the field of signing, they are willing to engage each student one on one and meet each individual and help them through each struggle." - Ann Haldeman, ASLI major
- "I love being Deaf and I will never change that. ...I want to help hearing and deaf people understand each other and not feel any different, because we all are people and one race and in God's image. ...I always look forward going to the ASL class and it is always my favorite class and the teachers are soo much fun and loving teachers!" - Jennifer Lieb, Studio and Digital Art major