Academic Catalog

Computational Linguistics Minor

Program Description

A Computational Linguistics minor invites students to engage in an intellectually vital scientific discipline and to gain an overview of techniques used to model natural languages and to represent linguistic phenomena. By studying language from a computational perspective, students can position themselves on the cutting edge of a fast-growing interdisciplinary field that explores the use of computers to process and produce human language. As a result, students begin to acquire practical tools that can benefit society in significant ways and thus help them to become effective agents of positive change in the world.

This interdisciplinary minor provides you with a foundation in the linguistic analysis of human communication, computer science, and statistics to help prepare you for graduate study or for an eventual career in the high-demand fields of natural language processing and artificial intelligence.