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Computational Linguistics Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Computational Linguistics

This graduate certificate is intended to document foundational skills and expertise in computational linguistics and natural language processing (NLP), mainly for students in computer science and students in linguistics. The course work for the certificate aims to overcome the common lack of foundational knowledge in both pillars of this multidisciplinary field, computer science and linguistics, introducing the basic issues in these fields as they are relevant to computational linguistics. A group of 4 required courses needs to be passed, in addition to an appropriate elective from a selection of possible courses (15 credit hours total). The four courses comprise one introductory class to teach basic principles in each discipline (CSCI 515, ENG 555) and one advanced class each dedicated to applications (CSCI 501, ENG 685). Achievement of the certificate documents solid training and education in Computational Linguistics across the disciplines as an asset for students joining the workforce. Please contact Dr. Christian F. Hempelmann at for more information.

Courses (15 semester hours)
Required (12 semester hours)
CSCI 515Fundamentals Of Programming C/C++4
ENG 555General Linguistics3
CSCI 501Intro to Computational Science3
ENG 685Computational Linguistics3
Electives (3 semester hours) from the following:
CSCI 532Algorithm Design3
CSCI 538Artificial Intelligence3
CSCI 549Automata Theory3
ENG 686Quantitative Methods for Linguists3
ENG 697Special Topic3
Note: Any prerequisites for this courses that aren't fulfilled by the other courses for the certificate will be waived by the respective instructors.
Total Hours15

Note:  Coursework must be completed at Texas A&M University-Commerce with a 3.0 GPA on all courses used for graduate certificate.  (No Substitutions)