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About the Spanish Translation and Interpretation Degree Program

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The Spanish Translation and Interpretation degree combines theoretical and practical training including internships and service opportunities. This degree will equip you with all the knowledge and skills needed to become an interpreter or translator, helping people connect across language barriers.

UNK's curriculum includes proficiency with industry-leading technology, like Wordfast translation tools, courtesy of Wordfast LLC and Yves Champollion, as well as memoQ Translator Pro. You'll also have the opportunity to observe and participate in court and medical interpretation environments, ensuring you graduate with the practical experience necessary to start your career strong.

24% Projected Employment Growth*

*The bureau of labor statistics consistently projects "much faster than average" 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.

This program is also works well as a double major, with students preparing for careers as police/corrections officers, psychologists, counselors, teachers, social workers, physical/occupational therapists, doctors, and lawyers.

Spanish Translation and Interpretation Program at a Glance

120

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

$209

Per Credit Hour

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

Emma Lockard

"Translation and interpretation always makes me happy and excited. It feels like I am breaking a secret code to ease understanding for everyone." "I chose to do an independent study as a translator with Kearney Public Schools. It was a terrific hands-on experience and helped me develop professional and personal relationships, which led to career opportunities."

Emma Lockard

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

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.

Careers

  • 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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