The Linguistics Department offers a major in Linguistics, a minor in Linguistics, a Senior Honor’s Thesis, and a five-year Accelerated Bachelor/Master’s program. It also participates in the Interdisciplinary Minor in Cognitive Science, allowing students to combine the study of language with the broader study of the human mind. Courses in Linguistics also satisfy the social science general education requirement.

Study linguistics and expand your world

Graduates of our department bring a scientific lens to everyday interactions, applying the skills they’ve learned in a range of industries.

Learn about majoring in linguistics

Conduct language research

The linguistics department works to create various opportunities for undergraduate research, either by assisting faculty or conducting independent projects.

View our undergraduate research opportunities

Earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree

Georgetown undergraduates can begin to pursue a master’s degree while also working towards their B.A.

Explore the accelerated master’s program page