Undergraduates

We offer a major or minor in Linguistics that combines coursework in the discipline with language courses from at least two languages other than your first language. Linguistics itself offers students the opportunity to take Swahili, the lingua franca of East Africa, and Ichishkíin, a critically endangered language of the Pacific Northwest. As an interdisciplinary field, a Linguistics major combines well with majors or minors from a variety of other disciplines. Students can also earn a certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) as a starting point for careers in language teaching. A Linguistics major also provides an excellent background for many other careers including in speech language pathology, law, data science and technology (think Siri and Alexa), and more!