Sign Language Interpreting Majors & Minor


Interpreting is a dynamic and exciting profession that gives you an opportunity to be the communication bridge between members of the Deaf community and their doctors, teachers, lawyers and employers, as well as when they want to attend concerts, plays, or sporting events. As an interpreter, you could work in a staff position at a school or agency, or you could be self-employed, setting your own schedule. Sign language interpreting is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers you could choose!

The sign language interpreting major at Goshen College will introduce you to the beautiful language and culture of the Deaf community. We then use those language skills to teach you how to interpret between spoken English and ASL or signed English. Our sign language interpreting program’s small class sizes will allow you to work closely with your professors and peers in a rigorous but supportive setting. Watch our video to see for yourself!

You will also find many opportunities to practice your ASL skills outside the classroom as you attend workshops, Deaf church, Deaf sporting events and other local events. And in the final semester of the program you will travel to another part of the country for a 12-week, hands-on internship.

This American Sign Language (ASL) minor is perfect for students interested in ASL who do not want to enter the field of interpreting. And if you want to teach ASL, our ASL education major will be the right fit for you.

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Check out the opportunities available to sign language interpreting majors, ASL education majors and ASL minors at Goshen College, and learn what makes our program unique!

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Colleen Geier

Program Director and Associate Professor of Sign Language Interpreting

Amanda Flickinger

Assistant Professor of American Sign Language

Karen Horvath

Adjunct Professor of Sign Language Interpreting

Sandy Slabaugh

Adjunct Professor of Sign Language Interpreting