Degrees and Programs

The Linguistics Department offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Linguistics. The department also offers a variety of minors, a Graduate Certificate in TESL and a Certificate of Special Study in TESL for undergraduates. Our MA degrees can also be completed concurrently with Peace Corps service, under the Masters International program.

Certificate of Special Study in TESL

The certificate of Special Study in Teaching English as a Second Language is intended for local and international Bachelors students who wish to specialize in English as a Second Language methods.

Required courses (12 units): LING 100, LING 141, LING 171, LING 155

Advising Note: We strongly recommend that international students also take LING 6 or LING 110W prior to or concurrently with LING 141.

General Education Linguistics Credit

The following courses will meet General Education requirements: CHIN 1A/B, HMONG 1A/1B, JAPN 1A/B, LING 10 (Area C); LING 30 (Area E); LING 115, 130 (Integration IC); LING 147 (Multicultural/International).