What will I learn?

The computer science and linguistics combined major provides students with extensive background in the formal structures of natural (human) languages, as well as methods and applications of linguistic and psycholinguistic analyses of human language data. This is combined with an emphasis in computer science on artificial intelligence and natural language processing techniques. The major provides excellent preparation for work or more advanced degrees focusing on computational linguistics, natural language processing, speech perception, spoken language interfaces, artificial intelligence, and a wide array of related fields.

Khoury College offers combined majors with over 25 partner disciplines. Combined majors are carefully constructed degrees allowing students to explore multiple academic fields while staying on track for graduation. Each of the combined majors offers the opportunity for intense study in two disciplines with appropriate breadth in the liberal arts. Students take nine to 13 courses in each subject and at least one integrative course that binds the disciplines together. These programs offer an excellent educational opportunity for the ambitious student.

Which department am I in?

Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$54,360.00 per year
USD $27,180 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Northeastern University

360 Huntington Avenue,

BOSTON,

Massachusetts,

02115, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete secondary school graduation equivalent to US high school.

For international students

You are considered a first-time freshman applicant if: You are still in high school; You graduated from high school or earned your GED, but did not enroll in a degree-seeking program at a college or university.

English Language Testing

If you are required to submit English Language Testing, you must submit results from one of the five tests listed below. Your results must be both valid (i.e. no more than 2 years old by the application deadline) and official (i.e. sent directly to Northeastern from the testing agency). The ranges provided below represent the middle 50% score ranges for students who were admitted and enrolled as first-year students in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

185 to 204 on either C1 Advanced (CAE) or C2 Proficiency (CPE)

120 to 130 on the Duolingo English Test (DET)

7.0 to 8.0 on the IELTS Academic

68 to 76 on the PTE Academic

99 to 108 on TOEFL Internet-Based Test (CEEB Code 3667)

Application Deadline: Regular Decision - Jan/01.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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