Oct 24, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22

Experimental Study of Language Certificate Program


Certificate Code CTEXPE

College of Health Sciences and Professions 
Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, School of 
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Grover Center W380
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4714
csd@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/chsp/rcs/csd/index.cfm

Sally Marinellie, Ph.D., Certificate Director
marinels@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The College of Health Sciences and Professions and the College of Arts and Sciences jointly sponsor the Experimental Study of Language Certificate program.  The Certificate program is an interdisciplinary complement to any undergraduate baccalaureate degree program. The scientific study of language is spread across multiple disciplines and has been growing rapidly. This program is designed for students who have an interest in language and to enhance the preparation for students who plan to enter graduate study in an area of language investigation that has an experimental focus. Such areas include but are not restricted to communication sciences and disorders; experimental and applied phonetics; psycholinguistics; computational linguistics; and instructional design in language teaching. These programs are typically doctoral programs, not master’s programs. They recruit from undergraduate programs that provide strong research backgrounds. The certificate is interdisciplinary, requiring students to take coursework from outside their academic majors and offering them research opportunities in the form of individual, guided research experiences in faculty research labs. The certificate also includes core coursework that provides content in the areas of linguistics, psycholinguistics, statistics, and research methods.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will be able to explain the interdisciplinary nature of the study of language research in the context of their research experience(s).
  • Students will be able to use methods of logical analysis in analyzing language data.
  • Students will be able to interpret research results in the context and with an understanding of the nature of language.
  • Students will be able to explain their research to a broad audience.

Admissions Information

Freshman Admission

Admission to the certificate program is competitive. Students with a GPA of at least 3.0 may apply for admission no later than the end of sophomore year (by the last day of class in the spring semester of sophomore year). If interested in the certificate, please contact:

Sally Marinellie, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Training, Institute for the Empirical Study of Language
Grover Center W380

Change of Major/Minor/Certificate Policy

Admission to the certificate program is competitive. Students with a GPA of at least 3.0 may apply for admission no later than the end of sophomore year (by the last day of class in the spring semester of sophomore year). If interested in this certificate, please contact:

Sally Marinellie, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Training, Institute for the Empirical Study of Language
Grover Center W380

External Transfer Admission

Admission to the certificate program is competitive. Students with a GPA of at least 3.0 may apply for admission no later than the end of sophomore year (by the last day of class in the spring semester of sophomore year). If interested in the certificate, please contact:

Sally Marinellie, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Training, Institute for the Empirical Study of Language
Grover Center W380

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The program is designed to enhance the preparation for students who plan to enter graduate study in an area of language investigation that has an experimental focus. Such areas include communication sciences and disorders; experimental and applied phonetics; psycholinguistics; computational linguistics; and instructional design in language teaching.

Requirements

 

Complete One of the Following


Research Experience


Complete two (2) one-semester individual research experiences with faculty members (i.e., one hour each for a total of two hours).

Elective Coursework


Complete a total of six additional hours of elective coursework outside your major from an approved list of courses in the areas of Linguistics, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Modern Languages, and/or Psychology.