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 (2015)

Bachelor's Degree22
Master's Degree8
Doctorate Degree4

Students by Gender (2015)


Students by Race (2015)

Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien7

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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


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


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

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, interpreters and translators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 28.7% from 2014 to 2024

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

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