Prospective Undergraduate Majors

Language is both something that we do and something that we have. By studying language, the subject matter of linguistics, we study what makes us human—the physical capacities and motor routines that we use to produce speech and gesture, Varisty Bridgethe visual and auditory capacities that we use to perceive language, the cognitive capacities that we use to encode and construct meaning, the imaginative capacity that we display when we use language in creative ways, and the social and cultural identities that we express through language. If you are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in Linguistics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, visit the Linguistics Major section to learn about career opportunities for those with linguistics training, requirements for the major and minor degrees, writing an honors thesis in Linguistics, the BA/MA degree in Linguistics and the application process.



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