Remote instruction will be extended through the first two weeks of the semester. On-campus offices are closed and student services are being provided virtually through January 29. In-person classes and services will resume January 31. The Health and Recreation Center remains open. Learn more


Linguistics is the study of human language. People who study linguistics work in diverse fields such as language teaching, translation, education, computational linguistics and cross-cultural communication. It's important to study linguistics to understand how people learn languages, how we process language in the brain and how languages reflect culture and gender.

Harper College linguistics courses are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor's degree.  Visit the Transfer Information page or contact your advisor to learn about the best courses to meet your academic goals.

Earn a workforce credential: ESL Endorsement or TESOL Certification


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Last Updated: 1/6/22