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"This has been the most powerful & unique educational experience of my life. UWW guided me on a path of self-discovery that I didn't know I signed up for & that will influence me for the rest of my life." -UWW alum

translation and interpreting

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 UMass UWW 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. 

And best of all, our flexible degree completion program gives you the opportunity to bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience. This accelerates your degree and saves you money. 

curriculum you need taught by experts. 

UWW's 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. 

All courses are multilingual, which means students will always have classmates from different languages and cultures in the same online classroom. 

Course topics will include: fundamentals of translation and interpreting, skills development in translation and interpreting, ethics and standards in translation and interpreting, simultaneous interpreting, legal interpreting, mental health interpreting, medical interpreting, and translation and technology. 

looking for a certificate?

Already have a bachelor's? Looking for a certificate? UMass Amherst also offers an Online Certificate in Professional Translation and Interpreting. Same outstanding courses, faster completion. 

a great education. credit & support you deserve. 

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults just like you complete their first bachelor's degrees online at a world-class public university.

At UMass UWW, 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 & life experience, and finish your bachelor's degree online without ever having to come to campus. Or take advantage of blended and on-campus courses. 

time tested, custom-built for adults like you. 

For over 45 years, UMass UWW has been serving adult students like you. 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.

Contact us to learn why so many adults seeking to finish their bachelor's degree online choose UMass UWW.