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The department of Linguistics offers two strands of learning: Linguistics, which uniquely at UIC, provides a multilingual and applied linguistic bend toward real world applications; and three modern languages-Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean-which connect you to East Asian cultures and aesthetics, and give you access to these languages’ vibrant global communities and professional opportunities.

Within Linguistics, you have the option to complete a minor in Linguistics and a BS in Computer Science and Linguistics, which is an interdisciplinary program in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering.

Within the three modern languages, you have the option to complete a Minor in Chinese, fulfill the foreign language study requirement in Chinese, Korean and Japanese, in addition to a general education class on Korean Films and Society, and advanced language and culture classes in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. Many of our students also choose to study the three languages in consecutive years to utilize the connections between these languages and cultures.