From the Program Director, Dr. Francisco A. Montaño

Linguistics is the scientific study of natural language and how language is acquired, understood, and used. The interdisciplinary program in linguistics offers a major in Linguistics leading to a B.A. The program will prepare students for graduate study in theoretical and applied linguistics and for careers in the teaching of linguistics and applied linguistics, including the teaching of English as a Second Language.

The minor in Linguistics may be of special interest to students in anthropology, computer science, English, world languages and literatures, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, speech communication, pre-law, and speech-language pathology. A minor in Linguistics may also be an excellent choice for students in educational programs.

Our interdisciplinary Linguistics program has been ranked among the 15 best affordable Linguistics degree programs in the country! Join us at Lehman! Click here for more information.

Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics

What do you learn when you study linguistics?

  • You learn what language means and how language is used in communication
  • You learn all of the different elements of language
  • You learn how children acquire language
  • You learn about the different properties that all of the world's languages share
  • You learn the ways that all of the world's languages differ
The Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics offers a 30-credit major and 12-credit minor, drawing courses from several affiliated departments and programs across the College.