Bachelor of Science Degrees in Translation
The current Bachelor of Science in Translation is a pre-professional program designed for students who are seeking the more professional focus and interdisciplinary breadth that the B.S. degree offers with the inclusion of a minor or double major to develop the skills needed to use foreign language translation in a professional setting.
It introduces the basics of translation theory as it applies to the actual practice of translation. The program comprises core translation courses and offers concentrations in Arabic, French, German, Russian and Spanish to ensure competence in a foreign language. Graduates may enter graduate programs in translation (the professional degree) or go on to work for government, business or industry, for translation agencies or as freelance translators.
The requirement of a minor (list of recommended minors), certificate or second major enables students to acquire a level of expertise in a specific field in which they can specialize as translators. This degree also enables students to have a major and a minor that make them more competitive and prepares them for a sector that the U.S. Department of Labor projects as one of the fastest-growing sectors globally. Translation majors are strongly encouraged to undertake study in a country where their language concentration is spoken so that they can achieve the necessary proficiency level. Skills necessary include an excellent command of the source language, an excellent command of the target language, cultural knowledge, specialist knowledge, research competence, terminological competence, technological competence, an understanding of the translation industry and transfer competence.
Admissions requirements, program requirements, courses, roadmaps, and program outcomes for the Translation major can be found in the University Catalog.
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