About the Program
Students in linguistics scientifically study languages of all kinds. Offering a flexible selection of courses, the program will help you develop the analytical and observational skills necessary to understand how language influences society and cultures around the world. Courses in linguistics cover the methods of analyzing language, roles of languages in societies, word formation processes, mechanisms of producing speech sounds, as well as broader skills such as systematic observation and description, and communicating clearly. The program also offers a minor in Linguistics to complement other areas of study.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Linguistics is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
Effective Fall 2013, courses with a grade lower than “C” may not be used in the major, and students must have a minimum GPA of B- (2.67/4.0) in the major overall in order to graduate with a Linguistics major.