What aspect of our lives does language leave untouched? In studying every aspect of language, you’ll gain the skills to think across disciplines and from multiple perspectives—important abilities in an ever more interconnected world.

An interdisciplinary topic in nature, linguistics prepares you for a variety of careers and advanced study opportunities.

Lawrentians can go on to pursue careers in foreign service, speech language therapy, software engineering and technology (e.g., natural language processing, speech recognition), education (secondary and higher ed), consulting, business, government, and law. 

They can also earn advanced degrees in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Law, Physical science, English, Computer Science, and Teaching English as a Second Language.

Educational Outcomes

Recent Linguistics graduates have gone on to pursue graduate and professional school programs that include:

  • University of Cambridge, Master of Philosophy in Biological Science (Biochemistry), M.Phil.
  • Brandeis University, Master of Science in Computational Linguistics, M.S.
  • Princeton University, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, Ph.D.
  • University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, Speech Pathology - Clinical Program, M.A.
  • University of Iowa, School of Library and Information Sciences Graduate Program, M.L.I.S.

Employment Outcomes

Recent Linguistics graduates have pursued full-time employment in roles that include:

  • English Foreign Trainer, Disney English
  • Teacher, Teach For America
  • Terminology Analyst, Intelligent Medical Objects
  • Quality Assurance, Epic 
  • ELPA Department Associate, University of Wisconsin - Madison
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