MajorApplied Linguistics

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in applied linguistics from Wichita State provides students with the critical thinking and quantitative skills for success in the classroom and beyond. Graduates work in fields as diverse as translation, interpreting, teaching, publishing, national security, international affairs, forensics, medicine, finance and market research. 

Learn how applied linguistics is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


The major in applied linguistics offers students three concentrations: general linguistics, speech pathology and communication sciences, and computer science and data science. 

A departmental honors track is also available for this major.


This degree enables students to specialize in the subfield of linguistics and offers the necessary skill sets to find job placements in the industry or pursue graduate studies. As an academic field, linguistics has seen tremendous growth and is currently at the forefront of interdisciplinary research in artificial intelligence, data science, computer science, speech pathology, natural language processing, and marketing and branding strategies.