Undergraduate Programs

Portland State University’s Applied Linguistics degree program invites students to discover the science of language

The Applied Linguistics degree program at Portland State University explores one of the most complex and important facets of human behavior: language. Guided by faculty advisers, students in the Applied Linguistics program at Portland State graduate with the skills needed to pursue a wide range of careers. 

The Applied Linguistics program at Portland State trains students in the scientific study of language and its vital importance in the many domains of global society. Applied Linguistics students learn about the structure and use of modern language in terms of both its sound and structure, the connection between language and communication, and the cultureal and the cultural and societal impacts of communication in the modern world. The scientific inquiry central to Applied Linguistics allows for interdisciplinary study with other programs at Portland State, including: 

  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Cognitive Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Speech and Hearing

Undergraduates may choose between a Major or a Minor in Applied Linguistics.Students are encouraged to seek out elective coursework that enforces the connection between linguistics and other sciences which look at human behavior and language.

Apply today and get started on your bachelor's degree in Applied Linguistics at Portland State University!