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BA in Applied Linguistics

Once enrolled in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics program, students have the opportunity to study various aspects of language as they prepare for a career in language education, development, or communications. Learn more about this online bachelor's program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Prior academic experience in English, language arts, or communications is helpful to those seeking to enter Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics program. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics program at Ashford University provides a liberal arts education with an emphasis on the issues, technology, and learning methods affecting language and language development. Topics covered in required coursework includes processes of learning a second language, computer technologies in language, speech pathology, language theories, syntax, cultural impact of language, and clinical language development disorders. Other courses address composition, linguistic principles, and learning materials used for English Language Learners. A capstone course allows for the practical application of theory knowledge through the development of an extensive research paper.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credit hours.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • ENG 321: Introductory Linguistics (3 credits)
  • LNG 206: Language and Technology (3 credits)
  • LNG 212: Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)
  • LNG 222: Survey of Communicative Disorders (3 credits)
  • LNG 310: Sounds of Language (3 credits)
  • LNG 320: Structures of Language (3 credits)
  • LNG 415: Meaning in Language (3 credits)
  • ELL 361: Language Learning in a Global Context (3 credits)
  • LNG 353: Evolution of the English Language (3 credits)
  • LNG 360: Language and Society (3 credits)
  • LNG 450: Computational Linguistics (3 credits)
  • ELL 355: Methods, Materials, and Technology for Learning a Second Language (3 credits)
  • LNG 455: Language Development Disorders (3 credits)
  • LNG 497: Applied Linguistics Capstone (3 credits)
  • General Education (52 credits)
  • Electives (29 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Though Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics could lead to employment in the field, some graduates might wish to further their knowledge by earning an advanced degree. A master's degree could be necessary for career advancement, particularly for those who wish to teach at the postsecondary level.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Arts in Communications
  • Master of Arts in Language Development

Career Paths:

Graduates of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics program could be prepared to pursue entry-level positions in the field. They could be employed in schools, government agencies, publishing companies, libraries, clinics, or consulting firms.

Fields where graduates could pursue positions in include:

  • Teacher of English to speakers of other languages
  • Speech therapy
  • Translation and interpretation (with knowledge of a second language)
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Journalism

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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