Applied Linguistics

If you’re interested in teaching English in private schools, adult literacy programs, community-based language programs, and other non-school settings, dive into the Applied Linguistics program.

Program at a Glance

The Applied Linguistics major consists of 40 credits.

You'll learn the theory and practice of language teaching and complete coursework and projects in grammar, the history of language, and second language acquisition.

You'll also complete coursework and projects in language study, grammar, the history of language, and second language acquisition, and pedagogy.

Explore Your Interests

You’ll also have flexibility in this major to explore your personal interests through elective credit.

Additionally, many of our students choose to double-major or minor in a foreign language or another program in English.

This allows you to tailor the program to your interests and career goals.

Get Your Master's Too

Want to graduate with both your bachelor’s in Applied Linguistics and your master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language? We’ve got your back.

Check out our Dual Enrollment Program, which allows you to earn two degrees in just five years and make you even more of an asset in the English and education fields.

Get a Job around the World

Teach English overseas or in community-based programs in the United States—the choice is yours.

Our graduates have gone on to work in:

  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Spain

Apply for This Program

Declare your major or minor in Applied Linguistics today!

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Email Dr. Ditlev Larsen at for more info.