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B.S./M.S. in Computational Linguistics
Undergraduate Requirements
  1. General Education and CASE Requirements (34-41 cr.). Students must complete IU General Education, and the following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements. B.S./M.S. coursework can count towards the Social and Historical Studies and Natural and Mathematical Sciences Breadth of Inquiry requirements.
    1. CASE Foundations: English Composition 
    2. CASE Foundations: Mathematical Modeling
    3. CASE Foreign Language: four semesters in the same language or equivalent proficiency
    4. One Public Oral Communication course
    5. One CASE Critical Approaches course
    6. One CASE Intensive Writing course (Recommended: this requirement may be fulfilled by completing one CASE Arts and Humanities or CASE Social and Historical Studies course that carries Intensive Writing credit.)
    7. Arts and Humanities: two courses
    8. Social and Historical Studies: two courses
    9. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: satisfied by mathematics and logic foundations courses.
  2. Mathematics and Logic Foundation (10-11 cr.). Complete each of the following courses:
    • MATH-M 212 Calculus II
    • STAT-S 320 Introduction to Statistics
    • One (1) of the following:
      • PHIL-P 250 Introductory Symbolic Logic
      • COGS-Q 350 Mathematics and Logic for the Cognitive and Information Sciences
  3. Linguistics Core (12 cr.). Complete each of the following courses:
    • LING-L 203 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
    • LING-L 306 Phonetics
    • LING-L 307 Phonology
    • LING-L 310 Syntax
  4. Computational Core (12 cr.). Complete each of the following courses:
    • LING-L 245 Language and Computers
    • LING-L 415 Corpus Linguistics
    • LING-L 435 Foundational Skills in Computational Linguistics
    • LING-L 445 The Computer and Natural Language
  5. Computer Science (11 cr.). Complete each of the following courses:
    • CSCI-C 211 Introduction to Computer Science
    • CSCI-C 212 Introduction to Software Systems
    • CSCI-C 241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
  6. Required Outside Concentration (12 cr.). The outside concentration must consist of 12 credit hours at any level taken in one department. The following disciplines are appropriate for an outside concentration: cognitive science, informatics, mathematics, psychology, or a foreign language (must be different from the language used to fulfill the General Education World Languages and Cultures Requirement). Alternatively, students can fulfill the requirement by completing a minor in any of these departments.

Students must also complete all degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Graduate Requirements

In addition to the above undergraduate course requirements for the B.S. component of this program, accelerated B.S./M.S. degree students must complete all graduate coursework with a minimum grade of B– or above. A minimum grade of B is necessary to remain in good standing in the Graduate School.

For specific graduate course requirements for the M.S. in Computational Linguistics, please see the University Graduate School Bulletin.