Linguistics major

Have you ever been interested in the science and analysis of language? You might enjoy a linguistics major at Central College. The college offers a flexible program with many course options in both theory and application that will prepare students for careers in the field of linguistics. Students have a choice of specific course work reflecting individual interests, aspirations and talents. Central also offers certification in teaching English as a second language. Graduates have gone on to become military intelligence specialists, speech pathologists, hearing impairment specialists and teachers of English as a second language.



Successful Careers



Sample Schedule

Freshman year

Sophomore year

Junior year

Senior year

Get more details from the course catalog! (Note: this is a PDF file)


The Weller Center for Business and International Studies houses faculty offices and classrooms for the economics, accounting, business management and modern language departments. The $3.9-million building was completed in 1999 and includes state-of-the-art technologies and a very energy efficient design, including solar panels on the roof. There is a 24-hour computer lab on the main floor and eight high-tech classrooms, two of which contain student computers.


No matter what your interests are, Central has a student group or organization that you’ll want to join!

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad with Central College to enhance their development as global citizens. Academic opportunities and internship programs also are available in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Learn more about Central’s study abroad programs.