The linguistics major provides students with a firm foundation in the scientific study of language. This page provides a brief summary of the requirements. For official details, consult the Academic Programs Catalog.
The major requires a total of 32-38 credits of study in linguistics courses. These include:
LIN 200 Introduction to Languages
LIN 401 Introduction to Linguistics
LIN 424 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
LIN 431 Introduction to Morphology
LIN 434 Introduction to Syntax
LIN 437 Semantics and Pragmatics
LIN 499 Senior Thesis Research
The linguistics BA also requires two cognates (secondary areas of specialization) of 12 credits each in a single discipline or thematic area. The cognate requirement is waived for students pursuing another major or minor. A two-year proficiency in a foreign language is also required.