The Bachelor of Arts In Translation and Interpretation

B.A. in Translation and Interpretation
The mission of the B.A. in Translation and Interpretation is to  prepare students to become expert translators and interpreters in order to meet  present and future demands of the profession in the fields of law, economics, diplomacy, media, and the arts. The program provides intensive language training to students in Arabic, English, and French. Arabic and English are the principal languages of translation, with training in French as the third working language.

Program Objectives
The graduates of the program should be able to:

  1. Build on previous knowledge in order to develop advanced proficiency in English, French, and Arabic
  2. Follow a successful career path that reflects their training and competences
  3. Apply strategies and make decisions as translators in various contexts and across diverse professional fields
  4. Contribute to their growth as practitioners through ongoing professional training
  5. Act ethically in their academic studies and later as professional translators and interpreters

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, students should be able to:
1. Describe the diverse schools of translation and the theories underlying them
2. Demonstrate fluency in at least two basic languages of the program, with advanced knowledge of the third (English, French, and Arabic)
3. Apply leading principles of translation to diverse forms of discourse, including judicial, scientific, and literary, among others
4. Develop competence in the use of technology and software in the field of translation
5. Analyze and research texts as precursor steps to sound translation and interpretation

Graduation Requirements
Students majoring in Translation and Interpretation must successfully complete a total of 108 credits with a minimum gradepoint average of 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.0/4.0 in the major requirements including the emphasis area.

Degree Requirements (108 credits)

General Education Requirements (33 cr.)

Core Requirements (55 cr.)

ENL 314, TRA 201, TRA 211, TRA 212, TRA 301, TRA 302, TRA 311, TRA 312, TRA 331TRA 401, TRA 402, TRA 403, TRA 413, TRA 421, TRA 422, INT 431, INT 432, ARB 302

Translation Emphasis Requirements (13 cr.)

TRA 431, TRA 432, TRA 440, TRA 480

Interpretation Emphasis Requirements (16 cr.)

INT 434, INT 437, INT 438, INT 439, INT 440, INT 480


TranslationEmphasis (7 cr.)
Interpretation Emphasis (4 cr.)