Why add a minor in linguistics at UND?


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

Linguistics Careers 


Anticipated job growth for interpreters and translators

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Interpreters and Translators


Median annual salary for postsecondary teachers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Postsecondary Teachers

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

UND Linguistics Major Alumni

Linguistics alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • AP Professional Global, LLC
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • Genesee Construction Service, Inc.
  • Grace Ministries International, Inc.

Linguistics Courses You Could Take