BA: Applied Linguistics Concentration


Applied Linguistics prepares students for careers in TESL, bilingual education and foreign language teaching. The BA can either be a terminal degree, or can qualify the student for MA programs in Education and Applied Linguistics/TESL.

Majors in Applied Linguistics receive a thorough grounding in the structure of English and its function in American society, and practical teaching experience. The concentration includes electives in education and a teaching internship.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum 2.0 overall GPA; minimum 2.5 GPA in LIN 205 and 207

Degree Requirements

  • Core Linguistics courses (12 credits): LIN 205LIN 207LIN 301LIN 302
  • Required courses for concentration (12 credits)
    1. One additional 300-level Linguistics course
    2. One of the following bilingualism or sociolinguistics courses: LIN 405LIN 421LIN 493
    3. Six credits of teaching internship (LIN 496)
  • Electives within the concentration (12 credits): Four additional Linguistics courses, at least two of which must be 300-/400- level, including linguistics courses offered by the Chinese, German, Japanese, or Korean programs and one course from another department with approved linguistic content

Contact Us

Robert Hoeing.

Robert Hoeing

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor

Specialties: German Syntax, Syntactic Theory, and Business German

639 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0130