Linguistics is a dynamic fast-growing program. Four-year BA in Linguistics was evaluated as one of the best programs in the university according to an internal evaluation. Linguistics is one of the fastest growing programs on campus by the numbers of majors (70 majors in 2014-15). Close to 900 students take Linguistics courses a year.
Course offerings in Linguistics address scientific analysis of structures and functions of world languages, speech sciences, second language acquisition, language teaching methodologies and language and culture interactions. Linguistics courses are informative and entertaining, and the studies of Linguistics lead to real life careers. Linguistics program graduates pursue careers in speech and language pathology, audiology, language teaching, health sciences, child care, translation, interpreting, computational linguistics, and other areas.
Linguistics is the scientific study of the human language. That makes it one of the major disciplines to study the human mind, its interaction with the environment, and how it functions in various cultures.
In addition, Linguistics interfaces with many other disciplines, making the Linguistics programs an interdisciplinary discipline.
Our undergraduate programs aim to produce specialists in language analysis and description who can work in a broad area of language-related careers in the workforce.
The programs raises awareness of the unique value of all languages and cultures and cultivates respect to the speakers of all languages, whether major or minor, standard or non-standard, native speakers or non-native speakers of all languages.
What is Linguistics?
For further inquiries, please contact:
Jesse Stewart, PhD
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Chair