¿Qué aprenderé?

With a bachelor's degree or minor in Applied Linguistics, you will understand an essential part of being human: language. Applied linguists study how human languages are structured, how they function, and how they relate to culture, identity, and power. Applied linguists then use that knowledge to solve problems in the real world.

In the PSU program, we use our knowledge about language to improve language teaching, document the languages in Portland, highlight social justice issues, determine what makes specialized texts more or less effective, help students be more successful in higher education, create resources for literacy learners, improve digital communication, inform policy decisions, and much more.

Because language is fundamental to many fields, Applied Linguistics majors go on to diverse careers: teaching, international development, artificial intelligence, refugee services, marketing, and translation, to name just a few. Applied linguistics is excellent preparation for law school or graduate degrees in social sciences and humanities.

The Applied Linguistics major or minor pairs well with foreign languages, computer science, speech and hearing sciences, English, anthropology, and other social sciences. A dual major or minor gives you an advantage in the job market. With Applied Linguistics and Computer Science, you will be better prepared for natural language processing. With a dual degree in Applied Linguistics and other fields, you will be better prepared for working in multilingual and multicultural contexts.

APPLIED LINGUISTICS BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR MINOR: WHY PSU?

In PSU's Department of Applied Linguistics, you’ll find faculty who are committed to helping you succeed. You'll join a community of faculty and students who are passionate about applying the science of language for making positive social change.

Be mentored by expert researchers and devoted teachers. Our award-winning faculty are invited to give seminars around the world but are just as committed to building community in their classes and sharing the excitement they feel for Applied Linguistics. Connect with the local and global community. We work closely with community partners in the Portland area and around the world on research and teaching projects. In the same week, you might help with workshops at a linguistically diverse school in Portland and interact online with an English learner in China.

Our program allows you to adapt your course plan to your interests. You can choose to pursue a concentration in structural linguistics or the language classroom. You can take a wide variety of elective courses in areas as diverse as technology applications, intercultural communication, and documenting endangered languages.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR MINOR IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS?

Applied Linguistics prepares you to be part of a multicultural, multilingual society. The major develops skills for analytical reasoning and effective communication. You can work in a variety of jobs, including:

teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language
international development aid worker
teachers for citizenship courses
interpreters and translators
dialect coaches
technical writers
computational linguists
lexicographers (dictionary makers)
International student advisors

Our alumni have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in computational linguistics, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), linguistics, applied linguistics, culture and technology, language and literacy education, psychology, and speech pathology.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (180 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$29.286,00 por año

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Aplicaciones hasta

5 March 2022, 1 August 2022

Fecha de inicio

28 Marzo 2022, 26 Septiembre 2022

Lugar

Portland State University

1825 SW Broadway,

PORTLAND,

Oregon,

97201, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

To enroll as a first year student, you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education. You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale

Para estudiantes internacionales

To enroll as a first year student, you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.

You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.

TOEFL IBT: minimum overall score of 71; minimum subscore of 15 in reading and writing

Academic IELTS 6.0 overall; minimum 6.0 in reading and writing

Academic PTE 53 overall

Application Deadline:

Spring/March 5; Fall/August 1

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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PSU lleva 75 años empoderando a los estudiantes, la institución es conocida por su sostenibilidad y su compromiso con la justicia social.

  • Ubicada en el centro de Portland, Oregón
  • Una de las universidades más innovadoras del país
  • Ofrece más de 200 programas de pregrado y certificado
  • Proporción de estudiantes por docente 20:1

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