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Linguistics

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What is Linguistics?

Linguistics studies the structure, use, and development of languages over time. Our program provides a solid background in all the core areas of theoretical linguistics. As a Linguistics student, you will become competent in at least two languages. You'll also gain knowledge in linguistic areas of psychology, sociology, and anthropology. You will study speech and hearing science, computer science, and more. In this major, your coursework will build skills in analytical reasoning and argumentation. Classes will also enhance your writing and observational skills. Students may gain additional training by combining this major with certificate programs. Possibilities include:

· Teaching English as a Second Language

· Translation Studies

· Global Security

Career Options

  • Business
  • Computational linguistics
  • Education
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Government
  • Lexicography
  • Nonprofit work
  • Publishing
  • Translation

Post-Graduation Success1

85% employed or continuing education

71% employed after graduation

12% attending graduate school

2% volunteering

$46,167 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: CA Ventures, Carle Foundation Hospital, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

27 - 33 ACT Score

1300 - 1450 SAT Score

3.36 - 3.90 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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