The Sign Language Interpreting minor requires students to complete 21 hours of study. This includes 15 hours of upper-level study. This minor was established as a response to the shortage of qualified interpreters. It lays a foundation for students who wish to pursue careers in interpreting.
Most degree programs at Baylor do not require a student to select a minor area of study. Students may choose to minor in a field that supplements their major. They may choose to pursue an area of academic interest completely outside their major. For example, a Communication Sciences and Disorders major may minor in Sign Language Interpreting. This helps them if they want to work with deaf students.
Courses students may take include Principles of Interpreting, Deaf Studies, or Fingerspelling and Numbers.