Your Future in Linguistics

A degree in Linguistics allows you to explore careers in:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer speech recognition
  • Computer text recognition
  • Education and educational research
  • Preserving native languages
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Translation/interpretation

Positions may also be available in basic and applied research in medicine, law, marketing and government.

What we offer

In the Department of Linguistics, our focus is to ensure you receive the proper training and knowledge to have a successful career or to pursue a graduate education. The curriculum allows you to immerse yourself in the study of language to understand its structure, use, design and application.

UNT Linguistics is supported by an active linguistics research community with ties across campus and with local, national and international communities. Our faculty engage in national and international collaborative research in:

  • Computational linguistics
  • Language acquisition and teaching
  • Language documentation
  • Language variation and change
  • South Asian languages

The Linguistics Colloquium Series will give you an opportunity to meet top researchers in the field and gain new perspectives. You can also discuss the latest trends in language as a member of the Student Linguistics Association of North Texas (SLANT).

The department is a pioneer in its area because of our interdisciplinary approach to the study of language. This helps us to develop new solutions for real-world application in local and international community outreach programs.

What to expect

In addition to the university's core curriculum, you'll complete 42 credit hours of required courses and 33-39 hours of specialized electives. The course work gives you an in-depth understanding of:

  • Morphology and syntax
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Scientific methods used to study language
  • Semantics and pragmatics (meaning)