Students majoring in Linguistics can advance up to a Doctors degree research scholarship. On average, 69% percent of women and 31% percent of men make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Linguistics is has the largest number of granted degrees in California. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Linguistics is $44,500.

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Gender

Total Students
2,966
Total Males
926
Total Females
2,040

Degree Type

  • Total Bachelors degree

    2,040

  • Total Masters degree

    550

  • Total Doctors degree research scholarship

    243

  • Total Award of less than 1 academic year Degree

    93

  • Total Postbaccalaureate certificate

    35

  • Total Associates degree

    4

  • Total Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Degree

    1

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See where Linguistics is the most popular major in the U.S.
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Top Colleges for Linguistics

The top ranked schools for Linguistics majors include the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Chicago and Georgetown University with 104 students graduating with a degree in Linguistics at the University of California-Los Angeles. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Linguistics Majors

Majoring in Linguistics, your education can be applied to different careers. Linguistics majors go on to find jobs including Interpreters and Translators and Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary which are in high demand. Some of the jobs with the highest salary for Linguistics majors include Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary, Interpreters and Translators .

Top Paying Careers for Linguistics

  1. Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $67,640)
  2. Interpreters and Translators   (Median Wage: $49,930)
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