Why Major in Linguistics?

Linguistics encompasses a vast range of sub-disciplines and research. Linguists study everything from language learning, to discourse structure, to artificial intelligence, and beyond. Linguists have also become critical members of the modern workforce, employing language skills in a variety of fields, including communications, technology, and government. (To learn more about careers for linguists, visit our careers page.)

If you would like to learn more about linguistics as a discipline, the Linguistic Society of America has lots of information about the field, including resources for potential linguistics students.

Studying linguistics at Georgetown

Students gravitate to our department for a variety of reasons, each emerging with different takeaways and experiences.

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Our classes prioritize rigorous academic study, while leaving room for creative exploration in research.

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