Jul 19, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Experimental Study of Language Certificate Program


Certificate Code CTEXPE

College of Health Sciences and Professions  
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences   
Grover Center W380
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4714
www.ohio.edu/chsp/rehab

Li Xu, Certificate Director/contact person
xul@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 baccaulaureate program. The scientific study of language is spread across multiple disciplines and has been growing rapidly. This program is designed for students who have a deep interest in language and wish to gain some experience in language research. 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will be able to explain the interdisciplinary nature of the study of language research in the context of their research experience(s).
  • Students will be able to use methods of logical analysis in analyzing language data.
  • Students will be able to interpret research results in the context and with an understanding of the nature of language.
  • Students will be able to explain their research to a broad audience.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

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). If interested in the certificate, please contact Li Xu, xul@ohio.edu. Admission will be based upon academic performance (GPA), and the student’s expressed interest in the certificate learning experiences.

Change of Major/Minor/Certificate Policy

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). If interested in this certificate, please contact Li Xu, xul@ohio.edu. Admission will be based upon academic performance (GPA), and the student’s expressed interest in the certificate learning experiences.

External Transfer Admission

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). If interested in the certificate, please contact Li Xu, xul@ohio.edu. Admission will be based upon academic performance (GPA), and the student’s expressed interest in the certificate learning experience.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The program can enhance the preparation for students who plan to enter graduate education in language studies.

Requirements

Certificate Hours Requirement


Completion of the Experimental Study of Language Certificate requires a minimum of 26 semester hours.

Complete One of the Following


Research Experience


Complete two (2) one-semester individual research experiences with faculty members (i.e., one hour each for a total of two 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, Modern Languages, Psychology and/or Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences.