Linguistics Degree at University of Kansas

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Linguistics Degree

The linguistics degree program at University of Kansas 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 Kansas 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. University of Kansas has offered the following program levels for students:

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

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree15
    Master's Degree12
    Doctorate Degree4

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male12
    Female19

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    American Indian1
    Hispanic2
    White20

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Linguistics program at University of Kansas, 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

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