BA, Translation and Interpreting Concentrations

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The demand for translation and interpreting has never been higher.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for translators and interpreters will continue to grow in the next decade.

At the UMass Amherst University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program, you can finish your bachelor's degree online with a focus in translation and interpreting, and position yourself for career advancement in a wide range of fields, including business, diplomacy, government, legal, healthcare, public service, schools, and many more.

Our online bachelor's focused in translation and interpreting is designed for students with high proficiency in English and at least one Language Other Than English (LOTE) who are interested in developing language mediation skills to meet the needs of an increasingly globalized world. No previous translation and interpreting experience is required.

A great education. Credit for experience. Support you deserve.

For fifty years, the UMass Amherst University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program has been helping adults just like you complete their first bachelor's degrees online at a world-class public university. At the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program, you can design your own program of study in translation and interpreting, bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work and life experience, and finish your bachelor's degree online without ever having to come to campus.

We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.

Learn more about this program:

To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now .

Visit the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program website to learn more about our BA, Translation and Interpreting Concentrations.

Tuition/Fees: 

As part of a public university, the UMass Amherst University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program is committed to providing you with a great education and helping you save time and money. By offering a generous transfer credit policy and many creative and cost effective ways to earn credit, we are committed to helping you finish your bachelor's degree online as quickly as possible without unnecessary expense to you and your family.

Courses are $405 per credit (updated for fall 2021). Credits awarded for life and work experience are a fraction of the cost of course credits.

Type of Fee Amount

Fee per credit

$405 (updated for fall 2021)

Program Fee

$150 per fall and spring semesters
Registration Fee $50 per semester- winter, spring, summer, fall (updated for fall 2021)
Course Total Varies per course. 

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Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Admissions: 

It's easy to get started...

The UMass Amherst University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program seeks to admit adults who are determined to finish their bachelor's degrees online and ready to work hard to complete a rigorous program of study.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

•    A minimum of 12 college credits
•    A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
•    You have not already earned a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university.

Former UMass Amherst students

You are exempt from the minimum GPA and credit requirements. We can help you finish what you started. Welcome back. 

Admissions Deadlines

  • Fall: May 1 (early deadline); June 1 (regular deadline)
  • Spring: October 1 (early deadline); November 1 (regular deadline)
  • Summer: March 1 (early deadline); March 15 (regular deadline)

Applying is simple.

We’re glad you found us and we look forward to receiving your application.

Financial Aid: 

Financial Aid Services at UMass Amherst is committed to helping you meet the cost of your college education. Most UWW Interdisciplinary Studies students receive financial aid. You may be eligible for grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, military benefits, or employer reimbursement. 

Credit for Life Experience: 

Credit for Experience - Because what you've done in life matters.

You've seen a lot. You know a lot. You've done a lot. You may not have a college degree (yet), but we bet you could teach a course on life. At the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program, we respect the prior coursework, prior learning, and work and life experience you bring into our program. We believe the experiences you have had, and the knowledge, skills, and wisdom you have gained over the years matter, and are worthy of up to 105 academic credits (up to 75 transfer and up to 30 residence credits). And earning credit this way saves you time and money. 

  • Prior coursework
  • Portfolio
  • Professional Trainings and Certifications
  • Military Trainings
  • Credit Exams and Evaluations

Get Credit Where Credit is Due. 

Learn more about how you can save time and money by earning credit for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work and life experience. 

Request Information

Contact: 
University Without Walls Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Phone: 
(413) 545-1378
Campus: 
Amherst
Level: 
Undergraduate
Type: 
Bachelor's Degree
Credits: 
120
Tuition Per Credit: 

$405 (updated for fall 2021)

Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Liberal Arts and Humanities