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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [Archived Catalog]

Linguistics Major (B.A.)

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Major Code BA5290

College of Arts and Sciences 
Linguistics Department
Gordy Hall 383
Phone: 740.593.4564
Fax: 740.593.2967

Michelle O’Malley haugh@ohio.edu, contact person

Program Overview

The B.A. in linguistics offers various areas of focus including teaching English as a second or foreign language, the use of computers in language teaching, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and theoretical linguistics. Knowlege of foreign language equivalent to three years of college-level study is required.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

A bachelor’s degree in linguistics will benefit those who have an interest in language acquisition research, language teaching, and the development of materials and tools for language teaching, assessment, and research. Students may also benefit from a specialization in teaching English to speakers of other languages, which is valuable in obtaining employment both at home and abroad as a teacher of English as a second or foreign language (TESL/TEFL). Linguistics is also useful in fields such as education, library science, artificial intelligence, psychology, and cognitive science. Potential employers of linguists include, but are not limited to, public and private K-12 school systems, institutions of higher education, language institutes, software developers, local, state, and federal government agencies, public health departments, rehabilitation centers, etc.

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Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement

View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Linguistics Hours Requirement

Complete a total of 34 semester credit hours of LING coursework, including all of the requirements below.

Linguistics Language Requirement

All Arts and Sciences B.A. students must complete two years of a foreign language. Linguistics majors must complete an additional year of the same or a different language.

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