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