Bachelor of Arts in
Translation and Interpreting


Program Overview

Unlock global opportunities with ORU’s Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpreting.
In a world that's more connected than ever before, the ability to bridge linguistic gaps has become an invaluable skill. Imagine being at the forefront of communication, helping diverse cultures understand each other, and facilitating international cooperation. With our Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpreting program, you can turn this vision into a reality.

Your Gateway to Diverse Career Opportunities
Translators and interpreters are not confined to a single industry or profession; they're indispensable in almost every field. Whether it's business negotiations, healthcare, law, technology, or the arts, professionals with language skills are in high demand.

Today’s world is increasingly globalized with world trade, broadening international ties and a more diverse U.S. population. As a result, the need for skilled translators and interpreters has never been greater. By enrolling in our program, you'll be at the epicenter of this global shift. Not only will you acquire a strong liberal arts education, but you'll gain the expertise to bridge language divides and facilitate meaningful interactions in an ever-changing landscape.

In addition to their language of concentration, students are highly encouraged to minor in another language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Modern Hebrew, or Spanish. Coursework also includes the basics of translation theory, moral and ethical considerations, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, and technology used in translation. There are opportunities to apply your skills in service learning within the community and in other real-world scenarios.

Connect. Communicate. Transform.

What can I do with a  degree in Translation and Interpreting?

You can enjoy a successful and exciting career in:  

  • Business
  • Government
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Freelance Translation/Interpreting
  • Ministry/Missionary Work
  • Foreign Service

What classes will i take? 



  • Foreign Languages
  • Translation 
  • Interpreting
  • Internship 

Why does ORU’s B.A. in Translation and Interpreting program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being masters of our craft. 

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.


  • Translation/Interpret - Arabic
  • Translation/Interpret-Chinese
  • Translation/Interpret - French
  • Translate/Interpret-Mod Hebrew
  • Translation/Interpret-Spanish

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