to Frequently Asked Questions
is linguistics and what can I do with a degree in linguistics?
refers to the study of language, and therefore students who major in
linguistics go on to many careers including work in academic and
non-academic areas, such as language teaching and assessment,
computational analysis of language, spe ech pathology, translation, and
government work. See some
companies that hire linguists.
is a cross-disciplinary major at Iowa State. Does that mean I
have another major in addition to linguistics?
is cross-disciplinary at Iowa State because the faculty who teach
linguistics course are located in a variety of departments. You
need to have a double major if you major in linguistics.
Can I complete a BA in linguistics in 4 years?
students complete their degree in 4 years by following the linguistics
advisor’s advice. A suggested program of study can be found
How can I find out more about the linguistics program
besides the information at your website?
you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the
linguistics advisor, Greta Muller Levis. If you are not on campus
you want to schedule a visit through ISU Campus Visits, go to their Website, pick the
day you want to come, fill out the forms and enter "Linguistics" as
your intended major.
I took some courses at a community college. Can I
transfer them to ISU?
Yes, many community college classes transfer. That would be
arranged through ISU’s Office of the Register.
They would be able to give you the precise instructions to
follow. Information for transfer students is available at the Admissions website.
Does the Linguistics undergraduate program offer any
sometimes hire linguistics undergraduates to participate in research
projects. Matches between students and faculty are made in the
course “Introduction to the Study of Linguistics” but
students can also check with faculty to see if they have any
ISU's Office of Financial Aid has
a website with information and forms on other scholarships and grants,
loans, and student empl oyment. Also, The Admissions Office has
helpful information about Financing your Education.
How can I get to know other linguistics students?
the first year, most linguistics students can meet in three linguistics
courses for majors: Computers and Language (Ling 120),
Language (Ling/WLC 119), and Introduction to the Study of Linguistics
Can I get a linguistics degree from ISU online?
Iowa State, like most universities, requires students to spend a
significant portion of their time in residence on campus. While a few
courses may be offered online, most of our undergraduate and graduate
courses are offered on-campus during the day. Most students find the
time they spend on campus very rewarding—a time they remember and