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Linguistics

Understanding languages can bridge cultural borders. The study of linguistics is crucial to understanding our origins and how we are all connected. As a linguistics major at Cornerstone University, you will gain a critical understanding of communication, the origin of languages and the sounds, letters and words that create meaning.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Humanities Division

Format

  • Residential

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Of Humanities Division students from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

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Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.

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Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Internships

Cornerstone has partnered with national organizations that look for industrious students eager to gain insight into a career in linguistics. As a linguistics student, you’ll receive resume-ready experience with one of our partners.

Opportunities

  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
  • Kent County Literacy Council
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators

Careers

Graduates from the linguistics program are prepared with an acute understanding of language and intense attention to detail. Linguistics alumni find themselves in critical roles in editing, publishing, translating and more.

Opportunities

  • Editor
  • Interpreter
  • Technical writer
  • Translator

Program Features

The linguistics program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Degree Planning Guide

From caring professors to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

Select the sample degree plan to see a list of the classes you’ll take as a student with a major in linguistics.

Linguistics Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Off-Campus Study Opportunities

As a Humanities Division student, you will have the opportunity to study abroad in places such as Ireland, Ecuador, France, Italy, Kosovo, Oxford, South Africa and Spain.

Learn More About Off-Campus Study Programs

TESOL 4+1 Program

As an undergraduate student at Cornerstone, you can take advantage of our TESOL 4+1 program. This allows you to graduate with an undergraduate degree and a Master of Arts in TESOL degree with only one extra year of classes at Cornerstone.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our linguistics program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st-century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

My professors were committed to my growth both academically and personally. They pushed me to be better in several areas, and I would not be the person I am today without their work to create an environment of daily personal encouragements and intellectual challenges.

Noël Rathnaw

Faculty

CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

Related Programs

The Humanities Division offers a wide range of majors that can be tailored to your interests. Check out other programs related to linguistics.

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Hours

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SAT & SUN: Closed

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.