I'm currently an undergrad studying Chinese and Italian who's applying to transfer schools (for a number of reasons). I'm applying to my state's university, which doesn't have degrees in either Chinese nor Italian, so I'm applying as a linguistics major. The other school to which I'm applying has what looks like a good Chinese program, so I'm applying as a Chinese major. Right now I don't know which degree I'd rather have, so I'm just going to wait to see which school I get into and look at financial aid and other details like that. But this has made me curious and I figured that this community was a good place to ask a few questions of you guys.
First, has anyone ever gone from a foreign language program to a linguistics one? Which one did you prefer? Has anyone studied both? What jobs are available to people who have degrees in linguistics versus in a foreign language?
Thank you guys!