What Can I Do With a Major In Linguistics?
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Learn more about a major in linguistics. All liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and linguistics majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include the ability to problem solve and perform data analysis, communicate effectively and work with culturally diverse individuals.
Students who take the SuperStrong Interest Inventory receive a three-letter interest code, which identifies their top three areas of interest, work activities, potential skills, and personal values. The interest code "AIS" is often associated with this major, however, the SuperStrong assessment can help you understand how your interests connect to a variety of majors and career options. You can learn more about common employer types and occupations associated with this major. You can also see CLA specific examples of alumni careers below.
- Linguist List
- Talent Zoo
- Media Week
- Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network
- The Write Jobs
- HECUA internship program
- Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
- Idealist (Nonprofit positions in the US and internationally)
- University of Minnesota
- University of Maryland
- UMass Amherst
- University of Texas
- Texas A&M
- University of Southern California
- University of California at Berkeley
- University of California at Santa Cruz
- Ohio State University
- Yale University
- Harvard University
- University of Hawaii
- Oxford University
- University of Edinburgh
Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there are alumni in all eight of the career fields). You can also utilize the LinkedIn's Alumni Tool and the Maroon and Gold Network to further explore alumni career pathways and connect directly with professionals.
Click to expand each gray box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major!