Department of Linguistics



FAU’s interdisciplinary program in Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature (LLCL) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees with concentrations in linguistics, an undergraduate linguistics minor, and undergraduate/graduate certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL) Studies. Linguistics is also one of the areas of concentration in the Ph.D. in Comparative Studies program. For more information on our degrees and certificates, please consult the links below:

Our degrees and the ESL certificate prepare students for work in a variety of language related fields and for further study, including teaching ESL, translation, speech pathology, and graduate studies in linguistics and related fields. To see what else you will be able to do with a degree in linguistics, please visit the FAU Career Center website.

Linguistics program courses are taught by several departments (LLCL, English, Psychology, Communication & Multimedia Studies, and others). We offer coursework in the core areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics), bilingualism, language acquisition, language teaching methodology, psycholinguistics, field methods, semiotics, and sociolinguistics. We also offer courses in the linguistic structure, history and dialectology of several languages (English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish). 

Your Linguistics degree can be combined with another major/concentration, minor, and/or certificate. LIN3010, LIN4600, LIN4620, LIN4680, LIN4930, TSL4080, and TSL4251 can double-count toward the ESL Studies Certificate. FOL3880, LIN3010, and in lingua linguistics courses can double-count toward majors/concentrations or minors in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. LIN2607 and LIN4600 are approved electives for the Certificate in Diversity & Global Studies, and LIN4600 is an approved elective for the Minor in Diversity & Global Studies.

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