The Linguistics major focuses on the "how and why" of all languages. It does not focus on a single language. The major is a scientific study of the origins of words, the spreading of languages and the human capacity for language. Available courses include:
Students majoring in Linguistics often use their degrees to teach. Others pursue graduate studies, work as translators or work in international affairs.
Students may also pursue a linguistics minor, which requires students to complete 18 hours of upper-level courses in the English department. Students can major in English or Professional Writing and pursue this minor. However, they may not major in Linguistics with a minor in Linguistics.
Baylor also offers several Living-Learning Centers, which are housing opportunities designed to place students of common interests together. Baylor offers a Baylor and Beyond Living-Learning Center that is available for all majors and classifications, but it is ideal for students interested in language, culture and engaging the world around them.For more information: Linguistics