Applied Linguistics Major
The Applied Linguistics Major provides students with a strong background in the scientific study of language and the uses to which such study can be put. Because language is the most accessible and structured of human behaviors, its analysis leads to great insights into the workings of the human mind and into human behavior in general. Linguistics has led to discoveries in other disciplines such as philosophy, cognitive studies, and artificial intelligence, as well as in social sciences such as anthropology, psychology and sociology.
Linguists serve in many professions where an understanding of language is important. In addition to its intrinsic interest and value, an undergraduate major could serve either as preparation for graduate school or as an organizing theme for a rich undergraduate program, for example, pairing an Applied Linguistics Major with another major. Students may also couple the degree with a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language for a more pedagogically oriented approach.
To get in touch with an Applied Linguistic's Undergraduate Advisor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org