This interdisciplinary minor develops the student's systematic understanding of the nature of language. It has numerous career applications, including professional writing, human relations, and the law. Linguistics has many subfields and can overlap with anthropology, communication, communication sciences and disorders, education, English, foreign languages, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Students may choose to complement a major in Professional Writing or Journalism with a minor in linguistics. A B.A. in English with an emphasis in linguistics and a designated minor for the M.A. in English are also offered.