Students in the Linguistics Program at Northeastern have access to two advisors as they plan out their undergraduate education: the Academic Advisor, located in the College of Science Office of Student Services, and the Faculty Advisor, located in the Linguistics Program.

Academic Advisor for Linguistics

The Academic Advisor works with students to help ensure that they fulfill all of the requirements for their degree. The Academic Advisor can also help with general course selection, questions regarding registration, planning the timing of Co-op and Study Abroad experiences, and mapping out a graduation plan.

Academic Advisor for Linguistics
Danielle Robert-Massey
206 Mugar Life Sciences Building
(617) 373-4475



Faculty Advisor for Linguistics

The Faculty Advisor is a professor in the Linguistics Program and helps students with planning and registration questions related to their major. The Faculty Advisor can also answer field-specific questions that students may have: What are the career opportunities in the field or related fields? What types of courses offer the best preparation for a particular career path or graduate program? What is a particular linguistics course like? Which faculty members are conducting research, and how can someone get involved?

Heather LittlefieldFaculty Advisor for Linguistics
Dr. Heather Littlefield
545 Nightingale
(617) 373-3164



Co-op Advisor for Linguistics

Additionally, for students who decide to go on Co-op, there is a third advisor, who will help students go through the process of finding a placement.

Co-op Advisor for Linguistics
Charlotte Lam
206M Mugar Life Sciences Building
(617) 373-3456



Other places to look for help:

Frequently Asked Questions About Advising: The answers to questions that students frequently ask: How to take the foreign language placement exam? How to complete a Graduation Clearance? When and how to take a course Pass/Fail? How to change a major or declare a minor? When and how to take a Leave of Absence? How to petition for transfer credit? Answers to these and many other useful topics can be found at the COS Advising FAQs page!

Northeastern University Peer Tutoring Program: The Peer Tutoring Program offers a free tutoring service for undergraduate courses at Northeastern. Students wishing to enlist the help of a peer tutor should visit their website to request a tutor. Upper-level students who meet the qualifications should consider applying to become a peer tutor: the Peer Tutoring Program is often looking to hire tutors for a range of Linguistics courses.

Frequently asked questions:  Answers to frequently asked questions about the Linguistics majors and related combined majors.