Did you know that millions of words are translated in Ottawa every week? That is why the region's many employers are eager to host our trainees and hire our graduates. The School of Translation and Interpretation and its teaching staff are internationally recognized for excellence in both training and research. The curriculum includes practical and theoretical seminars and courses in writing, editing, terminology and computer-assisted translation, thus providing you with comprehensive professional training in general, specialized and technical translation. The Honours BA includes the co-operative education option, which combines academic studies with paid experience in the workplace. With a degree from the School, you readily qualify for many well-paid positions, because you easily fulfill the demands of the language industry and of associations of professional translators. 

The School also offers an introductory course in interpretation, as well as translation courses into and out of Spanish, which aim to meet some of the needs generated by the globalization of business. In fact, you can graduate with a diploma as a trilingual translator. From 2017, the School will also include courses in Chinese-English translation. Honours students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity of studying abroad for a year.

The minor in translation (which must be combined with another program of study) introduces you to professional translation into your dominant language. 

Finally, students who already hold a university degree have the option of taking a two-year accelerated Honours BA program, which provides them with an invaluable professional degree.

Courses in this program are taught in English and in French. 

The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

TRA 2522Traduction générale de l'anglais vers le français (L1) I3 Units
TRA 2524Traduction générale de l'anglais vers le français (L1)II3 Units
TRA 2588Problèmes de français (L1) dans l'optique de la traduction I3 Units
TRA 2589Problèmes de français (L1) dans l'optique de la traduction II3 Units
TRA 2988Documentation and Lexicology3 Units
TRA 3524Traduction générale de l'anglais vers le français (L1) III3 Units
TRA 3555Initiation à la terminologie et à la terminotique3 Units
9 optional course units in translation (TRA) from the list of optional courses9 Units
Total: 30 Units

List of Optional Courses

TRA 3533Traduction technique de l'anglais vers le français (L1) I3 Units
TRA 3534Traduction spécialisée de l'anglais vers le français (L1) I3 Units
TRA 3589Techniques d'expression écrite dans l'optique de la traduction et de la rédaction bilingue3 Units
TRA 3956Translation Technologies3 Units
TRA 4533Traduction technique de l'anglais vers le français (L1) II3 Units
TRA 4534Traduction spécialisée de l'anglais vers le français (L1) II3 Units