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Interpreting and Sign Language Studies

Unique Learning Opportunity
This innovative “2+2” program offers you the opportunity to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies with Lake Region State College (LRSC) and then transfer to Minot State University to complete the interpreting and sign language studies (ISLS) Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS). You can take the entire program from either campus or from a remote location where courses are delivered via interactive live video technologies.

The purpose of this degree
Minot State University, Lake Region State College, and the ND School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf/Hard of Hearing have developed this partnership to address the nationwide shortage of qualified interpreters. This program lays a foundation to prepare professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to work in a variety of settings. This degree is unique because it:
  • provides continuous American Sign Language and Interpreting coursework throughout all four years of study
  • supplements core coursework with special education and disability related content
  • allows you flexible general education and elective options

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Remote access
Through a combination of real-time interactive video and online technologies, you can receive high quality coursework and participate in practical opportunities at a distance.
How do I start?
Students who do not already have an AAS should enroll in LRSC’s AAS degree in American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies and then apply as a transfer student to Minot State University’s ISLS program.
Who is this degree designed for?
Students completing their AAS degree in American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies program at LRSC, as well as others who hold a similar degree from another institution, may apply for the BAS in ISLS. This program is ideal for candidates in rural and isolated areas who do not have access to larger on campus programs.
Is there an application deadline?
The BAS program director will work with you on an individual basis to outline the required course of action for program requirements.
Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.