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College Of Arts And Sciences
Linguistics
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Why Study Linguistics?

Gain a unique and valuable combination of analytical and communication skills. We offer courses on the structure of language in general, the structure of particular languages, the similarities and differences among all the world’s languages, the ways languages change over time, the ways in which human acquire language, language disorders, and the political and social implications of different languages and dialects. Our department has a very active Undergraduate Linguistics Club (ULC) that organizes workshops on several linguistics topics, career fairs for Linguistics students, and an annual visit to the Shinnecock Indian Reservation to learn about their language revitalization efforts.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Human Language
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Syntax

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Language Acquisition
  • Morphology and Word Formation
  • Languages and Cultures of Asian Americans
  • Sociolinguistics

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Language Instructor
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Language Engineer
  • Assistant Professor

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Monte Siesta Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Amazon
  • Bucknell University

Interested in this Major?

Department of Linguistics

Chair: Lori Repetti

Office: S-201 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-7777

College Of Arts And Sciences
Linguistics
Back to all Programs

Why Study Linguistics?

Gain a unique and valuable combination of analytical and communication skills. We offer courses on the structure of language in general, the structure of particular languages, the similarities and differences among all the world’s languages, the ways languages change over time, the ways in which human acquire language, language disorders, and the political and social implications of different languages and dialects. Our department has a very active Undergraduate Linguistics Club (ULC) that organizes workshops on several linguistics topics, career fairs for Linguistics students, and an annual visit to the Shinnecock Indian Reservation to learn about their language revitalization efforts.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Human Language
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Syntax

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Language Acquisition
  • Morphology and Word Formation
  • Languages and Cultures of Asian Americans
  • Sociolinguistics

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Language Instructor
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Language Engineer
  • Assistant Professor

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Monte Siesta Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Amazon
  • Bucknell University

Interested in this Major?

Department of Linguistics

Chair: Lori Repetti

Office: S-201 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-7777

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