The undergraduate Certificate in Translation Studies provides an introduction to the fields of translation and interpreting for students who have proficiency in English and another language.
Designed for students taking one of three languages—Spanish, French, or Italian—the program is applicable to students interested in careers that involve the frequent translation of documents such as education, social work, literature, and business. The program also has a component in interpreting for a variety of legal settings (depositions, courts, lawyer’s offices) and healthcare (hospital, clinics, doctor’s offices). The certificate program is open to current University students and college graduates seeking to add to their portfolio and make themselves more marketable to employers.
The 18-credit program consists of 6 required courses.
At completion of the program, students will be able to complete high quality translations of extensive texts, identify and critique translations, understand fundamental translation theories and methods, and use key source texts (dictionaries, books, websites) to develop translations. Students will also learn the professional translation ethics, process, work flow and quality assurance as well as the key networks and associations related to professional translation and the career paths associated with it.