Linguistics and Language Development Department

Certificate - Computational Linguistics

The Certificate in Computational Linguistics is an 18 unit program that provides a basic education and a certain amount of practical training in the interdisciplinary field of computational linguistics. It was designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire formal course preparation as language analysts in the environment of human language interfaces in software development. Please contact the computational linguistics coordinator for advising before beginning this certificate.

To receive the Certificate in Computational Linguistics, students must complete the following 18 units of course work and fulfill the programming requirement:

Course Requirements

Requirements of the Certificate18
LING 101. Introduction to Linguistics3
LING 115. Corpus Linguistics3
LING 124. Introduction to Speech Technology3
LING 165. Introduction to Natural Language Processing3
CS 123A. Bioinformatics I3
CS 123B. Bioinformatics II3
CS 154. Formal Languages and Computability3
CS 156. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence3
LING 111. Introduction to Linguistic Phonetics3
LING 112. Introduction to Syntax3
LING 113. Introduction to Phonology3
LING 161. Psycholinguistics3
LING 166. Sociolinguistics: Cross-Cultural Communication3
MATH 105. Concepts in Mathematics, Probability, Statistics3
MATH 161A. Applied Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 161B. Applied Probability and Statistics II3
MATH 162. Statistics for Bioinformatics3
MATH 163. Probability Theory3
STAT 095. Elementary StatisticsB43
STAT 115. Intermediate Statistics3

Total Units:18

Programming requirement: Demonstrated competence with a programming language, such as PERL, Java script, C, C++, Python, Ruby, Prolog, or Lisp. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing a course at SJSU or a community college, or by providing work demonstrating knowledge of a programming language. NOTE: CS and MATH courses above have pre-requisites of their own, so the total number of units you must take for the certificate may vary depending on your choice of electives and your academic background.

Any matriculated upper division undergraduate or graduate student may pursue this certificate. Non-matriculated students may take the courses through Extended Studies Open University. Students must maintain a 3.0 average in these courses to be awarded the certificate.