BA in Linguistics – Degree requirements

Hours required and general/college requirements:

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum” in the Academics section of this catalog.
Majors must complete 42 hours in Linguistics from the following lists:

Required (27 hours):

  • LING 3070 - Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 3080 - Language and Society
  • LING 3090 - Discourse Analysis: Talking and Telling
  • LING 4040 - Phonetics and Phonology: The Sound Patterns of Language
  • LING 4050 - Morphology
  • LING 4055 - Syntax
  • LING 4060 - Scientific Methods
  • LING 4130 - Discovering Language from Data
  • LING 4950 - Senior Capstone Field Experience

Electives (15 hours):

  • LING 1020 - Speech for International Students
  • LING 2040 - Endangered Languages
  • LING 2050 - The Language of Now
  • LING 2060 - Language and Computers
  • LING 2070 - Language and Discrimination
  • LING 3020 - Forensic Linguistics
  • LING 3040 - The Politics of Language
  • LING 3050 - Communication Across Species
  • LING 4010 - English Language in America
  • LING 4020 - Structure of Modern English
  • LING 4030 - Acquisition of English as a Second Language
  • LING 4070 - History of the English Language
  • LING 4080 - Teaching English as a Second Language
  • LING 4090 - Semantics and Pragmatics
  • LING 4100 - Poetics
  • LING 4120 - Migration and Language Contact
  • LING 4140 - Computational Linguistics
  • LING 4410 - World Englishes

Foreign Language: 3–12 hours (or proficiency)
Must attain Intermediate II (2050) level (prerequisite for 2050 course is 2040; prerequisite for 2040 course is 1020; prerequisite for 1020 course is 1010).

Minor (Optional)
Linguistics majors who would like to study cutting-edge practices and technologies managing linguistic data for computational and quantitative analysis may choose to minor in Information Science.

Electives
Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy advanced hour requirement (42) and/or minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Information.

Other requirements
A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required on all courses counted toward the major.