Minor in Linguistics

Minor Overview

The department offers a broad range of courses that provide a basic understanding of human language and communication. Linguistics courses examine features of language that underlie the human capacity to express concepts and communicate ideas. The courses address the connections between language, brain, culture, mind, and history. A minor in Linguistics gives students a basic understanding of the human capacity to acquire, perceive, and produce language and of language’s role in contemporary society.

Linguistics is a superb preparation for careers that require expertise in the use of language as a means of communication, including business, technology, communications, marketing, diplomacy, personnel administration, teaching, health care, and social service. Many minors pursue graduate study in linguistics, education, law, psychology, computer science, speech and hearing sciences, and languages.