The ability to use language is a unique and complex aspect of being human. Develop a strong foundation in linguistic analysis and think critically about language use, development, variation and change. You will learn from faculty with diverse interests that include Indigenous languages of North America, language development and the documentation and description of linguistic form and function.
Why Study Linguistics?
To study linguistics is to gain a greater understanding of a fundamental part of what it means to be human. -- Linguistic Society of America
See also "Why Major in Linguistics (and what does a linguist do)?"