"2+2" Transfer Design
The '2 + 2' design is a national model for successful articulation between two and four-year interpreting programs. This model allows UNF to build on the curricula and methodologies of programs that are already in existence and to provide students with an option for the B.S. degree. We strive to offer a curriculum that is advanced and does not duplicate coursework taken at the associate-degree level. This concentration contains 48 credit hours and requires transferring students to have completed an associate's degree in ASL/English Interpreting prior to admission (A.S., A.A.S., or A.A.). If the degree is not an Associate of Arts degree, it is strongly recommended that students also complete the A.A., along with their A.S. or A.A.S degrees to avoid having to take additional general education courses at UNF.
Transferring to UNF with an A.A. degree guarantees that no additional general education core courses will be needed. Students who do not transfer with an A.A. degree are subject to UNF's core requirements, which may exceed the state minimum. These courses will need to be taken during summer sessions or in extra semesters after interpreting coursework is complete.
There are four, two-year interpreting programs in Florida, and UNF officially partners with Florida State College at Jacksonville (South Campus) to facilitate the articulation process for incoming students. We welcome graduates from the other interpreting programs at Valencia College (PDF file) Miami Dade College, and St. Petersburg College. Students transferring from institutions outside of Florida are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.