Are you interested in how language has changed over time? Do you enjoy working with computers or other technical equipment? Are you a persistent worker? Then, you should pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics at the University of North Texas.
Having a degree in linguistics allows you to explore careers in:
In the Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication, our focus is ensuring you receive the proper training and knowledge to have a successful career or for pursuing a graduate education. The curriculum allows you to immerse yourself in the study of language and understand its structure, use, design and application.
Our faculty members, in addition to being outstanding teachers, are active researchers who share a common interest in language structure and its use. They have studied:
The Linguistics and Technical Communication Colloquium Series will give you an opportunity to meet top researchers in the field and gain new perspectives.
The department is a pioneer in its area because of our interdisciplinary approach to linguistics and technical communication. This helps us to develop new solutions for real-world application in local and international community outreach programs.
In addition to the university’s core curriculum, you will complete 36 semester hours of required courses and specialized electives. The course work gives you an in-depth understanding of:
Our Career Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Recommended Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program in high school. In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning allows you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you to a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, we welcome more transfer students than any other institution in the state. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.