The Certificate for Translation Studies offers training in the interdisciplinary study and practice of translation and/or interpreting. After successful completion of the Certificate program, the Center will issue a document certifying that you have successfully completed the program. Certificate students combine the study of translation and/or interpreting with their graduate or undergraduate majors. Academic advising for the Certificate is provided by the Director of the Center. We also ask that students communicate to their academic advisor their decision to pursue the Certificate in Translation Studies and seek their advisor’s support.

The Certificate in Translation Studies is open to all UIUC undergraduate and graduate students who have achieved at least intermediate competence in a language other than English and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Requirements for the Certificate Program

Prerequisites: Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Prior to enrollment in the certificate program, currently enrolled UIUC students must

  1. Request an advising appointment by sending an email to translation@illinois.edu. Please be sure to include your availability to assist us in scheduling a suitable time.
  2. Complete our online application form.
  3. Bring an unofficial copy of their transcript reflecting the minimum GPA requirements with them to their advising appointment.

 

Undergraduate Certificate

The Certificate will be awarded after successful completion of 18 credits. Undergraduates will take six 3-credit courses at the 300 and 400 level including TRST 407, TRST 410, and TRST 440. Three electives will be taken from an approved list of translation studies electives and other electives approved by the major department. Up to two approved elective courses from the student's undergraduate major may count for the translation certificate.

Graduate Certificate

The Certificate will be awarded after successful completion of 20 graduate hours including TRST 407, TRST 410, and TRST 440. Two electives will be taken from an approved list of translation studies courses and courses from the graduate major. One approved elective course from the student's graduate major may count towards the translation certificate.