What is Linguistics and why should I study it?
At UAF you can learn about the variety of human languages in the world and you can focus on a particular language, either from the Foreign Languages offerings or from the Alaska Native Language program. If you are interested in a career related to language, language teaching or the role of language in society, a B.A. in Linguistics is good preparation.
What can you do with a degree in linguistics?
Some careers linguistics majors go on to pursue are...
- Attending graduate school in a Speech Pathology program
- Teaching English in Japan in the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program
- Teaching Siberian Yupik
- Coordinating a language revitalization program for Athabascan languages
- Working for a State Legislator
- Teaching Spanish
- Teaching English in the Peace Corps.
- Attending graduate school in linguistics
- Coordinating Native language teacher training programs
- Directing tribal language programs
Linguistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
The Linguistics Program at UAF is committed to working with you to complete your BA. Our diverse faculty teach a range of courses both on campus and through distance delivery. Through our Start Here Finish Anywhere option, you can complete the first two years of the BA in Linguistics with face-to-face classes in Fairbanks, and finish up via distance learning from virtually anywhere! Whether you are considering an international year abroad or you are relocating for personal or professional reasons, our Linguistics Faculty Advisors are here to help you complete your BA in Linguistics.
The linguistics degree at UAF is the only program of its kind in the state of Alaska. With a strong focus on student research and presentation skills, the bachelor’s in linguistics provides unique opportunities to prepare for careers and graduate study. You’ll also benefit from an exceptional level of personalized advising and support. Linguistics majors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks benefit from the variety of language studies available, a strong research emphasis and personalized advising.
Our faculty have broad expertise in linguistics, linguistic anthropology, language documentation, language revitalization and language acquisition. You’ll also have access to a dedicated advising team who are here to support and guide you throughout the program.