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Department of Linguistics & Communication Disorders
Division of Arts & Humanities
Queens College
City University of New York

65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367-1597
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Undergraduate Programs in Linguistics

Each major provides you with a variety of professional opportunities:

The major in General Linguistics offers a strong liberal arts background that prepares you for different kinds of work in the public or private sector. This major can give you an edge in information technology, where people with a background in linguistics are very much in demand. The General Linguistics major prepares you for work in:
  • Computer Technology and Software Design
  • Instructional Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Test Development and Preparation
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • International Business

In addition, many General Linguistics majors go on to do graduate work in Linguistics, as well as in:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Cognitive Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology


The major in Applied Linguistics prepares you for a career in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) in the US and abroad.

With the enormous demand for TESOL professionals, our graduates obtain secure jobs in public and private schools in and around New York. In fact, you can receive Initial New York State Certification and qualify for a New York City ESOL teaching license for all grades immediately upon graduation.  You can also teach English in schools and adult community education programs throughout the US and around the world.