Published: Jan. 9, 2016

Do you love language? Do you want to study this most human ability, the ability to do talk? The Linguistics department gives its majors the experience of an academic neighborhood—something that few other CU departments can do. Because of the small scale of the major and a faculty dedicated to teaching excellence, Linguistics majors can interact extensively with peers and instructors both inside and outside the classroom. Because the Linguistics major has relatively few course requirements (27 credits in Linguistics plus 5 credits of a natural language other than English), it can easily be combined with electives, a minor or a double major in another field that interests you. Go to the Major in Detail to learn about the major and minor. And schedule a meeting with Prof. Kira Hall, director of undergraduate studies, to find out whether Linguistics is right for you.