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Applied Linguistics Concentration (BA in Linguistics)

Applied Linguistics prepares students for careers in TESL, bilingual education, and foreign language teaching, the program includes electives in education and a teaching internship. The B.A. can be a terminal degree, or can qualify the student for M.A. programs in Education and Applied Linguistics/TESL. Majors receive a thorough grounding in the structure of English and its function in American society, and practical teaching experience.

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


  • Core Linguistics courses (12 credits): LIN 205, LIN 207, LIN 301, LIN 302
  • Required courses for concentration (12 credits)
    • One additional 300-level Linguistics course
    • One of the following bilingualism or sociolinguistics courses: LIN 405, LIN 421, LIN 493
    • Six credits of teaching internship (LIN 496)
  • Electives within the concentration (12 credits): Any four additional Linguistics courses, including linguistics courses offered by the Chinese, German, Japanese, or Korean programs and one course from another department with approved linguistic content