OVERVIEW OF THE MAJOR


For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. Students pursuing the BA degree with a major in Linguistics must complete:
  • A minimum of 12 courses (36 credit hours) to satisfy major requirements.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours to satisfy degree requirements.
  • A minimum of 9 courses (27 credit hours) at the 300-level or above.
Because human language is a multifaceted object of study, linguistics is, by its nature an interdisciplinary field. The undergraduate major provides both an in-depth grounding in the field as well as a cross-disciplinary breadth. Students beginning the linguistics major should take LING 200, which is a prerequisite for many upper-level courses in the department. All majors are required to take at least 9 courses (27 credit hours) in linguistics at the 300-level or above, including 5 core courses as specified below. 
 
The full list of Requirements for the BA Degree with a major in Linguistics can be found here
In certain instances, courses not on this official list may be substituted upon approval of the major’s academic advisor (or official certifier). Students and their academic advisors should identify and clearly document the courses to be taken.