Explore the features of language
SFA’s linguistics program was designed to provide solid academic training in the discipline of linguistics and prepare you for graduate study, academic research, the work force or a career in linguistics. Studying linguistics helps you develop important skills like critical and analytical thinking, problem-solving, data collection and analysis, communication, and advanced written and oral expression.
A diverse skill set for a range of career options
Your degree in linguistics can provide the foundation for a wide range of jobs and careers. The field of linguistics is extremely diverse, intersecting with many areas, such as anthropology, computer science, engineering, foreign language study, neurology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and speech and hearing science.
One-of-a-kind course offerings
One of the most unique aspects of our program is the nature of our course offerings. SFA is one of the few institutions in the country that regularly offers courses in forensic linguistics. We also offer an invented languages course, providing students the opportunity to create languages like those featured in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Game of Thrones” and other pop culture and literary masterpieces. Additionally, we offer rigorous courses like field methods, which are typically only offered at the graduate level.
Undergraduate programs and requirements
Bachelor of Arts in modern languages – linguistics concentration
The linguistics concentration comprises courses in forensic linguistics, invented languages, advanced linguistics and applied topics, such as language and culture, language acquisition, and language and identity. Contact your advisor to tailor this concentration to fit your specific interests and needs.
Minor in linguistics
SFA offers students the opportunity to pair a minor in linguistics with any available degree. For more information about the minor, visit the Undergraduate Bulletin.