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Linguistics is the theoretical study of language. A linguistics minor pairs well with a major in business, education, nursing, journalism, reconciliation studies, or biblical and theological studies.

Language and communication are vital parts of our human interaction. Studying linguistics is about understanding the role that language plays in our communication. This study lays the foundation for the specialized fields of language acquisition, socio-linguistic studies, translation, and more. This minor is perfect for students who are fascinated by languages and want to improve their understanding of human communication.

What skills will I develop?

With a linguistics minor, you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of language in communication and development
  • Understand the impact of language within cultures and societies
  • Develop introductory skills in at least three languages
  • Learn to conduct qualitative research and analyze findings
  • Cultivate cultural awareness
  • Collaborate with fellow students and linguists in the field
  • Teach yourself another language in an immersion context
  • Understand and apply the building blocks of language  

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.


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