Certificate in Linguistics

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Linguistics.

The Certificate in Linguistics provides students with a foundation in the science of language while addressing such pressing issues as the similarities and differences between human and machine languages as well as diversity and bias related to language and dialect. This program engages students in a field that enhances analytical abilities and critical thinking in the context of a complex and changing world.

Students wishing to declare and pursue the Certificate in Linguistics should contact the undergraduate academic advisor for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kara Black (kara.black@temple.edu).


The Certificate in Linguistics will be awarded to students who complete the two required 3-credit courses and two additional 3-credit courses from a choice of electives listed below. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Required Courses
CSCD 1108Introduction to Linguistics3
CSCD 3225Syntax of Natural and Machine Languages3
Select two of the following: 16
Indigenous Languages: Introduction to Language Diversity, Discrimination, and Endangerment
Language and the Brain
The Linguistic Structure of Sign Language
Topics in Linguistics
Total Credit Hours12