Liberal Arts & Humanities
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Linguistics

If you're fascinated by language and its intersection with fields as diverse as anthropology, neurology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and speech and hearing science, a degree in Linguistics may be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Linguistics students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). In this field, a bachelor's degree is typically required for entry-level positions while master's and doctorate degrees lead to positions in academia, post-secondary teaching, and research.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in English, math, science, and social science coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Linguistics Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Linguistics include:

  • Translator
  • Language Teacher
  • Linguistician
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Interpreters and Translators was $51,830 in 2019 (1) while Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary, earned a mean salary of $80,170 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.