Language Sciences Minor

Our minor in language sciences provides students with a universal skill set marketable in speech-related professions, careers with a cross-cultural focus, a variety of research fields, and any career with an emphasis on strong communication skills.

Total Credit Hours: 18

Language and Linguisitics
Requirements (15 Hours)

Electives (3 Hours)

What You'll Study

Linguistics is the scientific study of natural language. In the language sciences minor you will take core courses covering the structure of language, the social meaning of language differences, and the ways that language changes over time. You will also complete related electives from English, Spanish, German, psychology, and religion and culture. Some of our course offerings include: 

  • Language and Society 
  • Language and Ethnicity 
  • Linguistics and Gender
  • Minority Languages in the Spanish-Speaking Context
  • Language Acquisition
  • Multicultural Communication 



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Undergraduate Advising Office
329 Shanks Hall (0112)
180 Turner Street, NW
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
(540) 231-6515