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Majoring in Linguistics can take you where you want to go!

The study of language, like other fields of empirical research, yields dividends beyond its own domain. Modern work in linguistics has had a profound impact on many fields where language is central: psychology, cognitive science, computer science, philosophy, the study of individual languages, literary theory, and anthropology. Students of linguistics can focus closely on language and its empirical phenomena through the study of syntax, semantics, or phonology, and they can also explore the many cross-disciplinary connections between linguistics and other fields.

Arts and Sciences in Action: Linguistics


Aida Bahrami

"I feel everything I’ve done at Rutgers has prepared me for this moment. I want to empower people to have a voice"

Aida Bahrami
Class of 2018

Study Linguistics

Explore differences and similarities among the world's languages
Impress your family and friends with your linguistic knowledge
Become a better conversationalist
Come to appreciate linguistics as a science
Learn about how we acquire and process language
Enrich your training in the speech and hearing sciences
Get an edge when applying to graduate schools


The Department of Linguistics is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a Linguistics major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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