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As a linguistics major, you’ll explore the fascinating phenomenon of human language. Through your coursework you’ll learn how language is structured, acquired and used in social interactions. You’ll also learn how language changes over time or how it can be modeled computationally. Coursework for the major includes foundation and core courses, leaving you the flexibility to develop programs of study that focus on your areas of special interest. Linguistics combines well with language study and related fields such as philosophy, psychology, computer science and anthropology.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Language and Society
  • Language and Law
  • Native American Languages

Students went off to

  • Study neurolinguistics at Harvard
  • Work as a speech pathologist and clinical instructor
  • Be a research scientist at Google

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