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Overview for Linguistics

A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

Careers for Linguistics Majors

A major in Linguistics is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Linguistics

Top 19 California Colleges with the highest percentage of Linguistics among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
California State University-Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA
 18
(2.8%)
Less Selective$13,218 
University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
 38
(1.1%)
Less Selective- 
Scripps College
Claremont, CA
 2
(1.1%)
Highly Selective$38,700 
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University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
 33
(0.6%)
Highly Selective$31,461 
University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
 43
(0.6%)
Most Selective$22,021 
University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
 26
(0.5%)
Highly Selective$20,608 
Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
 1
(0.4%)
Most Selective$39,330 
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University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
 30
(0.4%)
Most Selective$20,021 
California State University-Fresno
Fresno, CA
 14
(0.4%)
Less Selective$15,832 
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
 6
(0.4%)
Most Selective$38,676 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.