B.A. in Linguistics

All linguistics majors study core topics such as morphology (word structure), syntax (grammar), phonology (sound structure), languages of the world, language acquisition, and sociocultural aspects of language. In addition, they choose among elective topics such as language and gender, psycholinguistics, semantics, the history of English, and others.

A degree in Linguistics can relate to a variety of careers. Recent graduates have found work in areas such as translation, teaching English abroad, working for Google, etc. For more information, check out:

If you are interested in declaring a Linguistics major or would like to learn more about the program, contact Dr. Michael Ahland (Michael.Ahland@csulb.edu) or explore the Linguistics Courses in the University Catalog