Bachelor of Science in ASL/English Interpreting
A.S. to B.S. General Practice Concentration
This program is now accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education.
The A.S. to B.S. General Practice Concentration contains a robust general practice curriculum and is designed for transfer students who have completed an associate-level Interpreting or Pre-Interpreting degree. The program uses blended technology, and students come to UNF one weekend per month in addition to accessing course content online. Students do not have to relocate to Jacksonville to enroll in this concentration.
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.
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, Miami Dade College, and St. Petersburg College. Students transferring from institutions outside of Florida are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
This concentration contains 48 credit hours and requires transferring students to have completed an associate 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. Prospective students who have already obtained national certification (CDI, CSC, CI and CT, NIC, NAD IV-V, COI) and have an associate-level degree in a non-related area may also be eligible for this program and should contact the program to discuss their individual situations.
As a component of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education standards, UNF has implemented Limited Access Screening to insure all students entering our final 48 hours have minimum competencies in English, ASL, and Cognitive Processing, and are ready for advanced interpreting coursework. Prior to program admission, students must pass the Limited Access Screening, maintain a 2.75 GPA, and have a 'B' or better in ASL I, ASL II, Introduction to Interpreting, and ENC 1101.
The program admits students each fall, and the application deadline is March 31. Review additional information on program admission, including the required Limited Access Screening and application deadlines, on the B.S. ASL/English Interpreting Program Admission page. Review the Osprey Map and UNF Course Catalog for information on course sequence and other program requirements.