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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Experimental Study of Language Certificate Program


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Certificate Code CTEXPE

College of Health Sciences and Professions 
Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, School of 
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Grover Center W377
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4714
csd@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/chsp/rcs/csd/index.cfm

Sally Marinellie, Ph.D., Certificate Director
marinels@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The College of Health Sciences and Professions and the College of Arts and Sciences jointly sponsor the Experimental Study of Language Certificate program.  The Certificate program is an interdisciplinary complement to any undergraduate baccalaureate degree program. The scientific study of language is spread across multiple disciplines and is growing rapidly. The program is designed to enhance the preparation for students who plan to enter graduate study in an area of language investigation that has an experimental focus. Such areas include but are not restricted to communication sciences and disorders; experimental and applied phonetics; psycholinguistics; computational linguistics; and instructional design in language teaching. These programs are typically doctoral programs, not master’s programs. They recruit from undergraduate programs that provide strong research backgrounds. The certificate is interdisciplinary, requiring students to take coursework from outside their academic majors and offering them research opportunities in the form of individual, guided research experiences in faculty research labs. The certificate also includes core coursework that provides content in the areas of linguistics, psycholinguistics, statistics, and research methods. The program also features a senior thesis, which gives students experience in all steps involved in a research project.

Admissions Information

Freshman Admission

Admission to the certificate program is competitive. Students with a GPA of at least 3.0 may apply for admission no later than the end of sophomore year (by the last day of class in the spring semester of sophomore year). To apply, send a typed letter of 2-3 pages outlining your reasons for wanting to be admitted. Include information about any experiences you have with language, and why you are interested in the study of language. Send the letter to:

Sally Marinellie, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Training, Institute for the Empirical Study of Language
Grover Center E377

Change of Major/Minor/Certificate Policy

Admission to the certificate program is competitive. Students with a GPA of at least 3.0 may apply for admission no later than the end of sophomore year (by the last day of class in the spring semester of sophomore year). To apply, send a typed letter of 2-3 pages outlining your reasons for wanting to be admitted. Include information about any experiences you have with language, and why you are interested in the study of language. Send the letter to:

Sally Marinellie, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Training, Institute for the Empirical Study of Language
Grover Center E377

External Transfer Admission

Admission to the certificate program is competitive. Students with a GPA of at least 3.0 may apply for admission no later than the end of sophomore year (by the last day of class in the spring semester of sophomore year). To apply, send a typed letter of 2-3 pages outlining your reasons for wanting to be admitted. Include information about any experiences you have with language, and why you are interested in the study of language. Send the letter to:

Sally Marinellie, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Training, Institute for the Empirical Study of Language
Grover Center E377

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The program is designed to enhance the preparation for students who plan to enter graduate study in an area of language investigation that has an experimental focus. Such areas include communication sciences and disorders; experimental and applied phonetics; psycholinguistics; computational linguistics; and instructional design in language teaching.

Requirements

 

Complete One of the Following


Research Experience


Complete three one-semester individual research experinces with faculty members (i.e., one hour each for a total of three hours).

Elective Coursework


Complete a total of six additional hours of elective coursework outside your major from an approved list of courses in the areas of Linguistics, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Modern Languages, and/or Psychology.

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