To date, we’ve asked 161 current and past linguistics and related studies students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it above average.

You don’t have to choose a major right away, but at some point you will.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a linguistics and related studies degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a linguistics and related studies degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are linguistics and related studies students compared to other degrees?

Overall, linguistics and related studies students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.3 out of 5. This is standard compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, linguistics and related studies students rate their happiness similarly to students in Public Health and Related Studies, Biology and Related Studies and Geography.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to linguistics and related studies

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Industrial Engineering$92,482
Biology$58,201
Geography$62,699
Linguistics and Related Studies$56,412
Public Health and Related Studies$46,869
Biology and Related Studies$63,806
Liberal Arts And Sciences$58,836
Computer and Information Sciences$83,145

Let's break that down further.

Are linguistics and related studies students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
4.0 out of 5 stars
155 ratings
5 stars
41%
4 stars
30%
3 stars
16%
2 stars
7%
1 stars
5%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.9 out of 5 stars
159 ratings
5 stars
40%
4 stars
26%
3 stars
20%
2 stars
8%
1 stars
6%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in linguistics and related studies experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did linguistics and related studies graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what linguistics and related studies grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
2.9 out of 5 stars
158 ratings
5 stars
10%
4 stars
23%
3 stars
28%
2 stars
24%
1 stars
14%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were linguistics and related studies students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.3 out of 5 stars
161 ratings
5 stars
24%
4 stars
27%
3 stars
20%
2 stars
12%
1 stars
16%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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