There are many options for students who wish to incorporate the study of linguistics into their academic plan. There are currently five levels of certification available at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as specific disciplines one can delve into if they wish go beyond a Bachelor´s degree.
Currently, there are the following options:
Linguistics major (with the possibility to double-major in a related field)
Masters in Linguistics
PhD in Linguistics
MA/PhD in Linguistics
For those interested, there is also the option of receving a TESOL certification. For more information about this and the degrees offered, please visit the corresponding pages below:
TESOL with Masters
There are opportunities for students to engage indepedent or directed research to pursue deeper knowledge in their interests. There are also chances for students to assist professors in their research, or to work in labs associated with the department or related fields of study as well.
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Although our Linguistics department does offer a variety of classes, for those who wish to research or pursue a graduate level degree, we do offer the disciplines of General and Descriptive Linguistics, Hispanic Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, and Psycholinguistics.
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Sample Of Classes
The Linguistics Department hosts a plethora of classes to cater to a variety of interests, including many lesser known or taught langauges. These help cultivate students into well-rounded graduates of the program. Many classes are also offered to students not pursuing a Linguistics degree. Here is a small snapshot of the classes our Linguistics department offers:
Phonology Syntactic Theory
Morphology Cross Cultural Comm.
Gaelic American Sign Language
Arabic Linguistics Turkish
Due to the large number of languages avaible, there are also many oportunities for studying abroad to fit into your schedule!
Pitt also has MANY more languages than those listened about, including some less commonly taught ones. So check the website for more information!