American Sign Language and Interpreting (B.A.)

Residential Program

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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.


Academic Information

  • Initial two years consist of general education courses and language learning (ASL)
  • Deaf Studies courses as well as a cultural focus throughout the coursework
  • An emphasis on worldview, theological integration, and ethics
  • Practicum and Internship that may include working with the university's own interpreting service agency (Liberty University Interpreting Services), with the university's Washington Fellowship, or at various locations nationwide

Courses

Sampling of program courses:

  • ASLI 101: American Sign Language I
  • ASLI 212: Theory and Application of Fingerspelling and Numbers
  • ASLI 310: Deaf Studies
  • ASLI 405: ASL Linguistics

Program of Study


Career Opportunities

  • Educational interpreting
  • Video relay services
  • Corporate 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 so much fun and loving teachers!" - Jennifer Lieb, Studio and Digital Art major