Applied Linguistics is a vibrant, interdisciplinary field that explores topics in language science, second language acquisition, and language teaching practices. Through the four core courses and a wide range of electives, Applied Linguistics students will develop skills that are required by many employers today, for example, critical thinking, research, oral and written communication skills.

Students will be able to apply their professional knowledge in a variety of settings such as English language programs in the United States and abroad, non-profit organizations, and corporate settings.

A degree in applied linguistics can help enhance careers in:

  • Language teaching for profit or non-profit organizations in the United States or abroad
  • Translation/interpretation
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Interactive media design
  • Cultural exchange programs
  • Editing
  • Writing for specific purposes, and others

With an applied linguistics minor, students will be able to pursue advanced degrees in the following fields:

  • Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Media design
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Education, and others


See UCF catalog entry for program requirements.


Gergana Vitanova

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