Interested in a linguistics major?
Linguistics is the scientific study of language, not simply the study of many languages. Students with a linguistics major become adept at noticing what people say, aware of the unconscious choices implicit in this and are able to provide a rigorous explanation of how such choices are made.
Linguistics is one of the principal areas of cognitive science and is closely allied with many other fields of study, including cognitive psychology, speech and language pathology, the social sciences, education, computer science, philosophy and the study of particular languages.
Graduates with a linguistics major pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of speech, language and social sciences.