It is almost impossible to overstate the importance of language to individuals and society. The Department of Linguistics explores questions about structure, use, acquisition, production, comprehension and evolution. Our students receive comprehensive training from internationally recognized faculty in a variety of fascinating disciplines and world languages.
Our department’s experiential learning opportunities provide students with the chance to deepen their understanding of the world beyond the classroom.
Our undergraduate alums often pursue graduate work within theoretical or applied linguistics and other fields such as speech and hearing science, law, medicine or business. Some of our graduates spend one or more years teaching English overseas or have successful teaching, publishing, public service or high-tech careers.