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Ohio University Majors

Linguistics Major


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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Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Code: BA5290


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

Administrative Contact

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

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