Why add a minor in linguistics?

Linguistics is the scientific study of language — the study of how languages are built, how people use them and how they differ from one another.

The minor in Linguistics at UND gives you valuable insights into the structure and meaning of language across human societies. It provides a strong foundation for graduate study in linguistics or related fields, and prepares you to make informed decisions about language-related issues in daily life.

The minor includes coursework in:

  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Morphology/syntax
  • Other subfields, including interdisciplinary and applied

Linguists travel the world to study languages in a variety of cultures — doing everything from research unusual grammar systems to advocating on behalf of the users of a language to promoting literacy.

A minor in Linguistics from UND also provides great preparation for careers beyond linguistics, including:

  • Translation
  • Literacy
  • Teaching at the high school or college level
  • Bilingual/bicultural education
  • Interpreting
  • Linguistic community development
  • Language surveying

Linguistics Courses You Could Take