Linguistics Entrepreneurship

The Minor in Linguistics Entrepreneurship is a twelve-hour course of study for students in any major. This minor will prepare students for in-demand careers where an understanding of language structure and usage or programming is valuable, such as the computer industry (e.g., careers in software development for voice and speech recognition, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, computer-mediated learning, etc.). The program will provide much needed training in entrepreneurship, as well as opportunities for networking and internships.

Required Courses (6 hours)

  • ENT 2000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (fall, spring, and summer)
  • LIN 3041 Introduction to Linguistics I (fall and spring)

Elective Courses (3 hours of linguistics elective and 3 hours of entrepreneurship elective)
Please contact the linguistics or entrepreneurship advisor with any questions regarding the electives.

Choose one of the following linguistics electives:

  • LIN 4201 Sounds of the World’s Languages (Fall)
  • LIN 2004 World Languages (Fall)
  • IDS 2291 Language birth, language death (Honors; Fall, Spring)
  • LIN 4512 Introduction to Syntax (Spring)
  • LIN 4600 Sociolinguistics (Spring)
  • LIN 4623 Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism (Fall)
  • LIN 3771 Special Topics: Programming for Linguists (Fall)

Choose one of the following entrepreneurship electives:

  • CTE 2630 Social Psychology of Dress
  • CTE 3512 History of Dress
  • CTE 3808 Consumers in the Marketplace
  • CTE 4470 Sustainability and Human Rights in the Business World
  • CTE 4937 Psychology of Dress
  • ENT 2624 Enough to be Dangerous
  • ENT 2630 Themed Experience
  • ENT 2802 Entrepreneurship and Contemporary Society
  • ENT 3173 Franchising
  • ENT 3203 Managing Growth
  • ENT 3273 Family Business
  • ENT 3283 Women in Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 3513 Market Solutions to Social Problems
  • ENT 3515 Social & Sustainable Enterprises
  • ENT 3607 Innovation by Design
  • ENT 4122 Go-to-Market Strategies
  • ENT 4227 Intrapreneuring
  • ENT 4255 Negotiations
  • ENT 4514 Measuring Social and Sustainable Impact
  • ENT4623 Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 4625 Music Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 4804 Psychology of Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 4934 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 4XXX Mechatronics
  • An approved internship through your department (please contact your major advisor for internship opportunities)


After completion of an entrepreneurship minor, please complete the Minor Certificate Application to receive a minor certificate in the mail. Please note, minor certificates will not be mailed out until you have graduated from Florida State University and the University verifies your undergraduate degree requirements.