Linguistics B.A.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

This page also includes specific requirements for the four Linguistics concentrations:

Sociolinguistics Concentration

Psycholinguistics Concentration

Language Studies Concentration

Formal Linguistics Concentration

Major Requirements

Thirty-three credits, including:

LING 080Introduction to Linguistics3
Choose three of the following:9
Phonetic Theory and Practice
Introduction to Syntax
Introduction to Pragmatics
Phonology & Morphology
Twelve credits of linguistics electives12
Nine credits of concentration courses9

At least one course must be at the 200-level. The first three credits of an undergraduate thesis may count toward the major and, if it is a 200-level thesis, toward the 200-level course requirement. No more than three credits may come from classes also used to fulfill the student’s minor or a second major.

Sociolinguistics Concentration

LING 084Language & Arabic Culture3
LING 135D1: Language & Ethnicity3
LING 162American English Dialects3
LING 176D1: African American English3
LING 178Sociolinguistics3

Psycholinguistics Concentration

CSD 094Dev of Spoken Language3
CSD 208Cognition & Language3
CSD 281Intro Cognitive Neuroscience3
LING 171Intro to Psycholinguistics3
LING 177Second Language Acquisition3

Language Studies Concentration

Two foreign languages courses beyond the two required for a B.A. plus one course in the linguistics of a foreign language. Selection varies according to the language pursued.

Formal Linguistics Concentration

To be planned with a linguistics advisor.

Additional concentration courses may be substituted with the approval of a linguistics faculty member.