Linguistics (BA, minor)

Program Overview

Linguistics is an interdisciplinary practice that seeks to analyze communicative behaviors using science and cultural information. A major in linguistics can be individualized according to your interests. Class work emphasizes oral presentation and communication skills as well as a strong foundation in logic, analysis and understanding arguments.

As a linguistics major, you are required to learn two additional languages and complete a minimum of three higher-level electives.

Degrees Offered

  • BA in Linguistics


  • Linguistics

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

Popular internships include legal and/or psychology, working with children or working abroad.


Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

A BA in linguistics gives you a variety of competitive skills including an understanding of multiple languages and of qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Linguistics students are prepared for law school, teaching English abroad, translation careers or graduate school in a variety of fields. This is also a foundation for students wishing to work in audiology, deaf education or speech/language pathology.

Accelerated/4+1 Degrees

You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years!

For more information, visit the Linguistics website.