Translation Studies

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Undergraduate Certificate
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Learn the basics of translation as you prepare to launch a rewarding career in an increasingly multicultural world.

Why Earn Your Certificate in Translation Studies?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for interpreters and translators is expected to grow much faster than average over the next decade. Join their rapidly growing ranks with our Certificate in Translation Studies, which will prime you for success in a wide variety of fields—from education to social work, literature, business, law (depositions, courts and lawyers’ offices), and healthcare (hospital, clinics and doctors’ offices).

By the time you complete the certificate program, you’ll be able to perform high-quality translations of extensive texts, identify and critique translations, understand fundamental translation theories and methods, and use key source texts (dictionaries, books, and websites) to develop translations. You’ll also be well versed in key professional concepts like ethics, process, workflow and quality assurance.

This program is open to undergraduate students taking Spanish, French or Italian, as well as college graduates with proficiency in English and another language.

Why Earn a Certificate in Translation Studies at Adelphi?

  • In just three semesters, master the fundamentals of translation techniques, translation theory, cross-cultural concepts, grammar and composition.
  • Gain crucial industry insight and context for your studies as you learn about professional networks, associations and career paths.
  • Enjoy personalized attention from our world-class faculty, who are active researchers in fields like cultural studies and linguistics.
$80,090* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022
the average annual salary of our 2022 baccalaureate graduates—that’s 29% higher than the national average
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022

My experience in the language department at Adelphi was nothing short of amazing. All the professors are kind, and they actually care. They empowered me with knowledge, whether it was inside the classroom or outside in the real world. They truly inspired me to be the best that I can be. If it wasn’t for this program and its professors, I would not have decided to pursue my career in translation. I am currently publishing my third translated book.

Kimberly Moreira ’17

Exceptional Hands-on Learning

Hands-on learning is a cornerstone of Adelphi’s personalized approach to education. Thanks to our partnerships with New York state courts and local medical facilities, you can pursue a range of exciting employment opportunities (including internships) where you’ll be able to practice your translation skills in real-world settings. We’ve also collaborated with the University’s Innovation Center to develop a special “live case” course: a project-based experience that teaches students to solve real-life problems by working with an external organization via video conference.

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