Undergraduate Embedded Certificate in Linguistics

The School of Modern Languages offers a separate Certificate in Linguistics, which consists of 12 credit hours with two different tracks:

  • Track A:  General Linguistics
  • Track B:  Language Processing

For questions or further information about the Certificate in Linguistics, please contact the Linguistics advisor.

Program of Study

Track A/General Linguistics requirements
Required
LING 2100Introduction to Linguistics3
Three (3) electives chosen from the following:9
French Phonetics
FREN 3823
Applied French Linguistics
Japanese Applied Linguistics
Human Language Processing
Special Topics 1
Special Topics 1
Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology
Bilingualism in the Spanish Speaking World
Spanish Applied Linguistics
SPAN 4813
Spanish Socio-Pragmatics
Total Credit Hours12
Track B/Language Processing requirements:
Required
LING 2100Introduction to Linguistics3
Three (3) electives from the following:9
Languages and Computation
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Special Topics 1
Special Topics 1
Special Topics 1
Special Topics 1
Applications of Linguistics
Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Natural Language Understanding
Introduction to Educational Technology
Human Language Processing
Cognitive Psychology
Total Credit Hours12
  • Credits taken for the completion of the linguistic certificate cannot count towards the completion of another major, minor, or certificate. 
  • All courses counting toward a certificate must be taken on a letter grade basis and a grade of "C" or better must be received in each course.
  • A maximum of 6 credits of Special Topics courses may count towards the certificate. Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish courses may have prerequisites. 
  • The School of Modern Languages will also accept one linguistics course on the 3000- or 4000-level taken at Emory, Georgia State, or other accredited universities. Students wanting to take a course at either university would have to get approval from the Linguistics advisor at Georgia Tech before registering for a course.
  • A 2000-level course may be approved if its contents are based upon examples from Chinese or Korean, given the extra difficulty involved in having enough command of one of these languages to deal with more complex materials.