The applied linguistics concentration prepares students to teach on the college level, conduct research into modern and ancient languages, to consult in multicultural workplaces, and serve in medical, legal, and educational environments. Many students decide to focus to their PhDs by adding a cognate or certificate.
At Ball State, you will working with faculty with a variety of research interests, including Conner Prairie Interactive History Park employees' interactions with visitors and endangered languages in Mexico. Your research might even attract national attention. One of our students received a Fulbright-Hays grant to study Sheng, an urban vernacular common in Nairobi.
ENG 520 Introduction to Linguistics and a graduate research course are prerequisites to the program. Students who have not taken them or done equivalent work must take ENG 520 or an additional 3 credits of ENG 601, but these courses are not included in the 48 credits of course work required for graduation.
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