Applied Linguistics Major

Applied Linguistics major is a program that focuses on language-related concerns in the everyday world, including language education, acquisition of first and additional languages, discourse analysis, language assessment, literacy, and language policy and planning.

Includes instruction in linguistic theory; language teaching and learning; discourse analysis; language and cognition; and language, culture, and identity.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Applied Linguistics Major?

You will typically need a bachelor’s degree if your ambition is to have a career in this area of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.  With a degree in this major, you will have exciting career options such as (but not limited to) a language and literature specialist, international business specialist, and teacher.  There are opportunities in a number of different government agencies as well, including working as a document analyst or special agent linguist for the FBI. The government also hires translators and interpreters.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Applied Linguistics Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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