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Linguistics

Developing your passion into a rewarding career

Building on an innate passion for language and the spoken and written word, the Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics program provides students with an education in the formal analysis of language structure within the broader context of human communication. In addition to the central skills of syntactic and phonological analysis, students gain an understanding of the major issues and results in experimental phonetics and language acquisition. 

Completion of the linguistics major is appropriate preparation for graduate study in linguistics, psycholinguistics, law, teaching of English as a second language, and other disciplines.
 

The undergraduate program culminates in a one-semester fieldwork course during which students design individual projects concerning the structure or use of language.

For more information, please read the Academic Program Manual for a B.A. in Linguistics or Speech-Language-Hearing.