Major code AA5003
Office of Regional Higher Education
Ohio University Lancaster
Brasee Hall 324
1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130
Becky Brooks, contact person
Ohio University-Lancaster offers a two-year program in Deaf studies and interpreting leading to an Associate in Applied Science. This degree provides educational and experiential coursework to prepare students for entry-level interpreting positions. Upon successful completion of the program, students may apply for a license from the Ohio Department of Education to be a sign language interpreter in kindergarten through 12th grade public school settings. Other career opportunities include working in a business, agency, or as a freelance interpreter.
No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
Change of Program Requirements
No selective or limited admission requirements.
External Transfer Admission
No requirement beyond University admission requirements.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Students can find entry-level interpreting positions in educational settings, interpreting agencies, or set-up a small business to contract interpreting services. Students may be interested in furthering his/her education with a bachelors degree in interpreting or by taking workshops in legal, medical, or mental health interpreting.