The content and objectives of the discipline "Introduction to Language Studies" by future border guard officers as part of the educational and professional training of bachelors of philology have been considered in the article. The course "Introduction to Language Studies" is compulsory for second-year cadets of the Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and is studied during the 4th semester at the Department of Foreign Languages. The main attention is paid to the revealing of a number of program competencies of future border guard officers of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine specializing in "Philology" (humanities branch) for the first (Bachelor's) level of higher education, which are grouped into: general competencies and special (professional, subject) competencies. The structural and logical scheme of studying the discipline "Introduction to Language Studies" by cadets have been presented in detail considering such topics: General Issues of Language Studies, Phonetics and Graphics, Vocabulary and Phraseology, Grammar. Considerable attention is also paid to the disclosure of program learning outcomes in the discipline "Introduction to Language Studies" of educational program in the field of knowledge "Humanities" on the specialty "Philology" for “Tactical Level Officer – Future Bachelors of Philology” training.Keywords: bachelors of philology, program learning outcomes, general and special competencies, discipline "Introduction to Language Studies", future border guard officers.