The most fundamental part of being human is the ability to communicate using language. Linguistics is the scientific study of language as a system. Students in this program learn how the scientific method of inquiry is applied to the study of the nature of language, its acquisition, and its use. This scientific approach necessitates formal studies of speech sounds, grammatical structures, and meaning in interpersonal, inter-lingual, and intercultural contexts. Student-centered courses help students apply what they learn to analyze, evaluate, and create language artifacts reflecting their understanding of our diverse, multilingual, multicultural world where language and society/culture intersect.
College of Liberal Arts
Required GPA for graduation
Understand the scientific method of inquiry as it is applied to the study of language as a system.
Demonstrate and apply their understanding of what language is, how it is learned, and how it is used in conversations and in various domains of language use, including social domains.
Analyze speech sounds, grammatical structures, and meaning in interpersonal and intercultural contexts.
Create language artifacts reflecting their understanding of our diverse, multilingual, multicultural world where language and society/culture intersect.