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Linguistics Degree at Oakland University (Oakland)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 002307
  • Phone: (248) 370-2100

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Linguistics Degree

The linguistics degree program at Oakland University offers students instruction on language and language groups, including how languages are developed and the relationship languages help foster, from a humanistic and scientific perspective. Students who graduate from the linguistics degree program may pursue careers in speech therapy, teaching, foreign language translation, and more. Courses include instruction in behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, morphology and syntax, and lexicography. Get more details below including other Michigan colleges that offer linguistics degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Linguistics Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Oakland University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree9
    Master's Degree8

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male5
    Female12

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    White11
    Unknown3

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Linguistics program at Oakland, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Interpreters and Translators

  • Description:

    Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, interpreters and translators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 42.2% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 90
      • Average Hourly Rate: $15.52
      • Average Annual Salary: $32,290
    • Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 160
      • Average Hourly Rate: $23.82
      • Average Annual Salary: $49,540

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Linguistics Programs in Michigan

Linguistics programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (B,M)
  • Linguistics (B,M)
  • Comparative Literature (B,M)
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI
Type: 4-Year Public College

46 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Linguistics (B,M,D)
  • Comparative Literature (B,M,D)
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Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI
Type: 4-Year Public College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Linguistics (B,M)
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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
Type: 4-Year Public College

25 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Linguistics (B,M,D)