Linguistics Undergraduate Certificate

In the Linguistics Undergraduate Certificate program at Temple’s College of Public Health, students study the building blocks of human communication. This academic certificate introduces you to the scientific study of language, including its structure and use, theoretical models, and real-life applications. It helps students enhance analytical and critical thinking skills, and provides a foundation for those planning careers in the clinical, education or research area.

You will take core courses on topics including introductory linguistics, language and syntax. All certificate students also take a seminar, Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which varies based on the semester.

See a full list of program courses.

A linguistics certificate is particularly useful for students majoring in

  • anthropology;
  • cognitive science;
  • computer science;
  • education;
  • English;
  • foreign languages;
  • speech, language and hearing science;
  • Neuroscience; and
  • psychology.

This program also gives students practical skills in the study of foreign languages or American Sign Language (ASL).

Program Format

The linguistics certificate is earned as an addition to a student’s declared major. You can complete the certificate with 15 to 24 credits, depending on your track and fulfillment of language requirements.

Linguistics professor with students in language lab

Tuition and Fees

The Linguistics Certificate (Undergraduate) program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $18,696.00 per year

Out-of-state: $32,064.00 per year

College of Public Health Accreditation

Temple’s College of Public Health is fully accredited by CEPH. The college is one of only two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the College of Public Health’s accreditations.


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