When you pursue a linguistics major, you study the science of language and its social and cultural contexts. Learning the craft of linguistic analysis, you become a better writer and develop an advanced understanding of human thought in expressed action. A linguistics major combines well with majors and minors from a variety of other disciplines and provides an excellent background for careers in teaching language, speech-language pathology, law, data science, technology, and more.
Linguistics majors go on to teach ESL and other languages around the world; join the Peace Corps; become Fulbright scholars, software engineers, advertisers, lawyers, media editors, and writers. Many pursue graduate training in areas such as education, law, information technologies, and media. Recent graduates of our program have attended:
- Tulane University
- Ohio State University
- Indiana University Bloomington
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Johns Hopkins University
- University of Kansas
- Concordia Theological Seminary
- University of Wisconsin—Madison
- Penn State University
- University of Glasgow
Gain experience conducting research and collaborating on projects with linguistics faculty on topics such as constructed languages, translation, and linguistic criticism. Truman offers various research experiences including TruScholars, a program for summer research that can include stipends.