Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Linguistics
BSCSL Degree Program Description
The BS Computer Science and Linguistics program, jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Linguistics and Language Development, prepares students with foundational knowledge and skills for the combination of Computer Science and Linguistics careers. It features a computing-based curriculum and instructs students in the theory and practice of language, linguistics and applied linguistics, and computer science to prepare students for job careers in automated text analysis, machine translation, grammar checking, speech synthesis & recognition, artificial intelligence, machine learning, web search, information retrieval, big data analytics, and more. The program also prepares students for entry to graduate programs in a wide variety of interdisciplinary fields such as computational linguistics, natural language processing, computer science, artificial intelligence, information research, media studies, and human-computer interaction. Its balanced coursework provides students with strong computing, analytical, and linguistics-focused skills to understand and solve problems for business and research, with strong societal and cultural implications.