The intercollegiate BA Program in Linguistics & Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) in conjunction with the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College (SAR). It is designed for students interested in studying human language from a variety of perspectives and in gaining an understanding of language acquisition and communication disorders. The program provides a solid grounding in linguistics through examination of the structure, use, acquisition, and development of languages of the world. The intercollegiate joint major focuses on experimental approaches to the study of language as well as interactions between theoretical study of language and clinical applications. Students completing this program may pursue careers in research, education, medicine, public health, or the law. The joint major prepares students for graduate study in any of a number of related areas (e.g., linguistics, psychology, neurolinguistics, cognitive science) and for graduate/professional work in speech language pathology, audiology, or more generally, for future careers in medicine, neuropsychology, language technology (e.g., speech recognition or speech synthesis), or areas of child development and education. Students work with advisors in both colleges to design individual programs of study that match each student’s interests and professional goals.
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