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Linguistics - BA

Linguistics Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts

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Program Type

Bachelor's Degree

Program Description

As a student completing a major in Linguistics, you’ll focus on the structure and use of language as fundamentally human, exploring similarities and differences across the languages of the world in sound, the structure of words and sentences, meaning, language change, and in other aspects of linguistic structure, history, and use. We recommend our programs to you especially if you’re planning to pursue a graduate degree in linguistics and are interested in careers allowing you to make use of the knowledge and analytical skills you develop in linguistic analysis.

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Graduate and Professional Pathways

  • Education (K-12 and higher education)

  • Technology (User Experience and User Design)

  • Linguistics

  • Law

  • Education

Program Highlights

  • Many of our undergraduates go on to have successful careers in Silicon Valley

  • Linguistics has also prepared our students for creatively approaching careers in marketing, sales, human resources, and real estate

Related Disciplines

  • Sociology

  • Communication

  • Global Studies

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Computer Science

Associated Interests

  • Languages

  • Technology and society

  • AI

  • Data science

  • Education

  • Global perspectives

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Santa Barbara, California 93106
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