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I'm almost positive that I want to major in linguistics, it seems to fit me perfectly. I have a few questions though, regarding requirements and opportunities.
Is fluency in a foreign language required to declare linguistics as your major?
I'm very interested in foreign languages, but unfortunately, I'm still a monolingual. I've studied French briefly and German quite a bit, but I'm not advanced in either. I'd love to learn Russian, but I don't know how I would become fluent in it. Maybe a double major, or Rosetta Stone?
Do linguists get to study abroad?
I would love to travel, and I've heard that it's not uncommon with linguistics. But wouldn't this require adequate knowledge of a foreign language? Or could I still do it and get by without any?
What sort of career prospects are there for graduates of linguistics?
I've heard computational linguistics is a good choice, as well as translating or government work, but again, that would involve fluency in a foreign language. Would I have to double major in computer science and linguistics to get into computational linguistics? How does one go about this? I wouldn't mind attaining a PhD and teaching it either, I think being a professor would be very rewarding. I can't plan on that yet though until I know for sure whether or not linguistics is for me. Are there any other career options?