Linguistics is the scientific study of human language—its structure and diversity, how it’s learned and understood, and how it shapes cultural practices. As a linguistics major you’ll study all aspects of human language, from the way humans form sounds and gestures to the use of language as a form of group identity. Students in the program gain valuable insight into the fundamental design of language and how this knowledge can be applied to a variety of professions.

  • Learn how people use language to transmit their ideas and feelings

  • Explore ancient languages to help them survive

  • Gain an interdisciplinary education, from computational to sociocultural linguistics