About the course
The mission of the Signed Language Interpreting Program is to prepare entry level interpreters and transliterators with a thorough understanding of the practice and ethics of the interpreting profession within a liberal arts environment. We emphasize cultural awareness, foster intellectual growth, and encourage academic excellence.In keeping with the mission of the Department of Linguistics, the program recognizes and values linguistic diversity. Instilling respect for the language and communication preferences of all deaf and hard of hearing people is an essential value of our program.Consistent with the mission of the University of New Mexico as a research university to discover and disseminate new knowledge, we provide a foundation for scholarly inquiry of signed languages, interpreting theory and processes, and the cultures of deaf and hearing individuals.We are committed to serving the needs of the community by offering basic signed language classes in order to encourage respectful communication and cultural understanding between Deaf and hard of hearing people and the hearing community.We are a vital component of the Department of Linguistics. As such, the program recognizes and values linguistic and cultural diversity, multilingualism, and the empowerment of all language communities, including signed language communities. We recognize and respect the right of all people to use the language and modality of their choice.We recognize that language and culture are dynamic processes, and we seek to instill in our students a respect for changing and ever-evolving values. We model this respect for linguistic diversity in all of our classes, among our personal and professional interactions, and in our daily conduct.
Intake Months
June, October, March
Delivery Locations
Bachelor Degree
Estimated annual course fee
USD 22,586
Currency exchange
4 Years
English language requirements
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University of New Mexico

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Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico offers a wide variety of academic programs through twelve Colleges and Schools. These academic options include more than 215 degree and certificate programs, including 94 baccalaureates, 71 masters and 37 doctoral degrees. UNM is a place where cutting-edge research and creative endeavours flourish. The university’s research injects millions of dollars into New Mexico’s economy, funds new advancements in healthcare, and augments teaching – giving students valuable hands-on training in state-of-the art laboratories. There are over 400 Chartered Student Organizations for students to choose from when it comes to getting a UNM Involved. Chartered Student Organizations are groups that are officially recognized by the University of New Mexico. These student orgs are an opportunity for growth and leadership in a student driven environment with the support of the university.
The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexicos great public open spaces.
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Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87131

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The main campus is located on 600 acres in Albuquerque on the heights a mile east of Downtown Albuquerque, and is split in three parts – central, north, and south. The central campus is situated between Central Avenue on the south, Girard Boulevard on the east, Lomas Boulevard on the north, and University Boulevard on the west, and is home to the main academic university. The North Campus, which includes the medical and law schools as well as the University of New Mexico Hospital, is located on the north side of Lomas across from the central campus. The South campus is located a mile south of the central campus, centered around the intersection of University Boulevard and Avenida César Chavez, and includes most of UNMs athletic facilities. The central campus is noted for its unique Pueblo Revival architectural style, with many of the buildings designed by former university architect John Gaw Meem, who is credited with imbuing the campus with its distinctive Southwestern feel. The central campus is also home to the University of New Mexico Arboretum, which contains some 320 species of woody plants.