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Undergraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting Studies

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The certificate consists of three to five 4-credit courses and one 2-credit course, for a total of 14-22 credits.

Students can choose from one of three tracks:

  • Translation
  • Interpreting
  • Translation and Interpreting (T&I)

To declare the certificate, students must contact Elias Shakkour and include the following information in the email:

  • Student ID
  • Primary College
  • Track (Translation, Interpreting or T&I)

Course requirements are listed below.  For either track, courses may be substituted on a case-by-case basis following consultation with the Director of TIC, and, if appropriate, the respective language program director.
 

Translation Track:

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOL 370PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING4
MOL 371TRANSLATION AS AN ART & SCIENCE4
MOL 372TRANSLATION LANGUAGE-PAIR PRACTICE4
MOL 379TRANSLATION/INTERPRETING PRACTICUM2

Note:

MOL 371 and MOL 372 are both required if the Department of Modern Languages does not offer a language-specific translation course in the student's language.  If the Department of Modern Languages does offer a language-specific translation course in the student's language, the student is required to take a language-specific translation course and either MOL 371 or MOL 372.  If it is not feasible for a student to register for a language-specific translation course because it is not offered during the student's time at DePaul, because it conflicts with the student's schedule, or for any other reason, the student will be required to take both MOL 371 and MOL 372

Examples of language-specific courses that can meet this requirement:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ARB 330ARABIC TRANSLATION4
FCH 321TRANSLATION4
FCH 323TRANSLATION II4
FCH 324TRANSLATION III4
GER 321TRANSLATION4
ITA 321TRANSLATION4
SPN 325ADVANCED SPANISH TRANSLATION4
SPN 334ADVANCED TRANSLATION IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD: COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE LEARNING4

A 300-level JPN course may also meet this requirement if taught as a Japanese Translation Practicum.
 

Interpreting Track:

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOL 370PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING4
MOL 373CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETING4
MOL 374SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING4
MOL 379TRANSLATION/INTERPRETING PRACTICUM2


Translation and Interpreting Track (T&I):

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOL 370PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING4
MOL 371TRANSLATION AS AN ART & SCIENCE4
MOL 372TRANSLATION LANGUAGE-PAIR PRACTICE4
MOL 373CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETING4
MOL 374SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING4
MOL 379TRANSLATION/INTERPRETING PRACTICUM2

Note:

MOL 371 and MOL 372 are both required if the Department of Modern Languages does not offer a language-specific translation course in the student's language.  If the Department of Modern Languages does offer a language-specific translation course in the student's language, the student is required to take a language-specific translation course and either MOL 371 or MOL 372.  If it is not feasible for a student to register for a language-specific translation course because it is not offered during the student's time at DePaul, because it conflicts with the student's schedule, or for any other reason, the student will be required to take both MOL 371 and MOL 372

Examples of language-specific courses that can meet this requirement:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ARB 330ARABIC TRANSLATION4
FCH 321TRANSLATION4
FCH 323TRANSLATION II4
FCH 324TRANSLATION III4
GER 321TRANSLATION4
ITA 321TRANSLATION4
SPN 325ADVANCED SPANISH TRANSLATION4
SPN 334ADVANCED TRANSLATION IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD: COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE LEARNING4

A 300-level JPN course may also meet this requirement if taught as a Japanese Translation Practicum.

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FAQs for Prospective Non-Degree-Seeking Students

$655 per credit hour, or $9,170 total for 14 credit hours.

Yes.  You probably want to consider the single term payment plan.  Info is available here.  Generally, there is no other financial aid for certificate students.

You need to apply as an undergraduate non-degree student at go.depaul.edu/apply and submit transcripts.

Unofficial transcripts are accepted.

No, but you are encouraged to apply in advance of the start of your term of enrollment (ideally at least one month in advance).

Upon admission, you will receive access to Campus Connect where you can find College contact information and complete the registration process.

Yes, as long as this is approved by the College offering the course.  You may need to satisfy one or more prerequisites and/or submit a transcript.