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Linguistics: The Possibilities Await


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The field of linguistics refers to the scientific study of languages and the sub-disciplines of language form, meaning, and context. Language is one common area associated with this discipline. However, some other common topics include the history of language, culture, linguistic theory, and research methodology.

Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Linguistics provide a valuable lens for understanding language in an indefinite number of fields. For example, linguists have career opportunities in places, such as journalism, publishing, history centers, translation and language organizations, and more.  The following examples illustrate the services linguists provide.

The following is a partial list of the different jobs within linguistics:

  • English as a Second Language teacher
  • Lexicographer
  • Copy editor
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Translator


Aaron Braver
Program Director

Alexandra Salazar
Undergraduate Advisor