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Requirements

Major Study Requirements

The B.S. major in Signed Language Interpreting requires Ling 101 and a minimum of 37 hours in Sign numbered above 200: 201, 210, 211, 212, 214, 310, 352, 360, 411, 412, 418, 419. The department must approve students majoring in Signed Language Interpreting.

Departmental Honors: A student seeking departmental honors in the Department of Linguistics (for majors in either Linguistics or Signed Language Interpreting) should identify a research project during the junior year in consultation with an appropriate professor/mentor and should submit a proposal in the form of a letter to the department chairperson.

If the proposal is approved by the department chairperson, the student should enroll in Ling 498 the first semester of the senior year and Ling 499 the second semester of the senior year. These six hours of honors work are in addition to the minimum number of hours required for the major.

Please note our new policies:

Effective June 2013, students are permitted a maximum of two attempts to apply and interview for acceptance to the major in Signed Language Interpreting. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for the program as soon as they have completed the pre-requisites (English 102, SIGN 201, SIGN 210, SIGN 212 and be eligible to transfer to the College of Arts & Sciences).

Effective Spring semester 2013, students must successfully complete SIGN courses numbered 210 and above within two attempts. An attempt includes receiving any letter grade (A through F), WP, WF, W, WNC, CR, NC, I, or AUDIT.

Courses accepted by UNM to fulfill the university’s core curriculum requirements should not be assumed to satisfy Signed Language Interpreting Program prerequisite courses or major requirements. Please see program director or contact sign@unm.edu/505.277.0928 for more information.