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Courses for a Degree in Linguistics

Linguistics is the study of language and its structure. This major focuses on grammar, language sounds, and language meaning.

For this major you’ll take lots of linguistics classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in linguistics.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in linguistics:

Linguistics Courses:

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Semantics
  • Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • Computational Linguistics
  • American Sign Language
  • Evolution of Language and Culture
  • Language and Mind/Brain
  • Language in Context
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology