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About the Spanish Translation and Interpretation Degree Program

On Campus

The Comprehensive Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish Translation and Interpretation combines theoretical and practical training including internships and service opportunities. The profession of translator allows students to work from anywhere. Our curriculum includes a practice of Wordfast translation tools, courtesy of Wordfast LLC and Yves Champollion. We also license & teach the use of memoQ Translator Pro.  Students have the opportunity to observe and participate in court and medical interpretation environments.

19% Projected Employment Growth

*The bureau of labor statistics consistently projects great growth in this career.

Many graduates go on to work for the FBI, CIA, and United Nations as personal liaisons/escorts at home or abroad in additional to all of the great opportunities listed below.

Many graduates also double major and work as police/corrections officers, psychologists, counselors, teachers, social workers, physical/occupational therapists, doctors, and lawyers.

Spanish Translation and Interpretation Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Spanish Translation and Interpretation Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Jamie Vargas

"I graduated from UNK in Spring of 2019 with a degree in Spanish Interpreting and Translating—along with a minor in music. I believe UNK prepared me quite well for my job by giving me the opportunity to choose what I wanted to do for my internship and independent studies. Studying abroad through UNK was another benefit to me. Not only did I speak with and learn from native speakers in Costa Rica, but I also found that studying abroad forced me (in a good way) to be tough and independent."

Jamie Vargas

Spanish Interpreting and Translating

What can you do with a Spanish Translation and Interpretation Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Spanish Translation and Interpretation graduates work for.


  • Court or legal interpreter
  • Hospital or medical interpreter
  • Government translator or interpreter
  • Interpreter coordinator
  • Translation project manager
  • Localizer
  • Literary translator
  • Bilingual customer support or liaison
  • Terminologist
  • Language Consultant
  • Professional Translator

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