The mission of the Linguistics program at LBCC is to provide students with discipline-specific skills and knowledge for transfer to a 4-year college or university. Since the language in some form lies at the root of most human activities, commitment to a strong linguistics program is critical to the college’s mission to “promote equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high-quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities


The Linguistics Program will lead students to transfer to a 4-year college or university. There are B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs in fields such as linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, computer science, anthropology, philosophy, communication sciences, education, English, cognitive science, neuroscience, and the focus on teaching English to non-native speakers. Students may also transfer into professional programs such as law school, speech pathology, communication sciences, and disorders, or library information sciences.

Degrees & Certificates

Linguistics (AA) Curriculum Guide

Associate of Arts (AA), Linguistics

Program Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and analytical skills concerning the nature and function of language. 
  • Demonstrate awareness of the nature of language and its role in human society, describe theories of language and how theories relate to data and analyze linguistic structures and their functions.