Linguistics BA


Hours53 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Professionalization course:
requirement 2 Complete 1 course
Complete the following prerequisite course:
requirement 3 Complete 4 courses
Complete the following core courses:
requirement 4 Complete 2 courses
Complete two courses from the following:
requirement 6
Complete university course work (or the equivalent) to a 200-level or higher in any single foreign language including American Sign Language. (This requirement varies for Spanish. See the Humanities College Advisement Center.) The language for this requirement may be the same language used to satisfy the GE Foreign Language option, but note that the GE foreign language option may require more coursework than this requirement for the Linguistics major. For non-native speakers of English, the university TOEFL requirement satisfies this requirement for the Linguistics major. Students intending to pursue graduate studies in linguistics are strongly encouraged to study a non-Indo-European language.
requirement 7 Complete 1 option
option 7.1 Complete 3 courses
Complete three courses from the following electives:
Note 1: Courses taken in requirements 4 and 5 cannot double count for requirement 7.
Note 2: Three hours of credit earned as part of a department-approved internship may be applied to requirement 7. These internship hours take the place of one course.
Note 3: Subject to approval by the Linguistics Area Coordinator, students may take up to two courses (6 hours total) taught outside of the department to satisfy requirement 7. These courses should have substantial linguistic content.
requirement 8 Complete 1 course
Complete the following capstone course:


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The following Linguistics faculty members serve as academic advisors for Linguistics students.  Consult the chart below to determine which faculty member is your advisor.

Last name Advisor Office location Office phone # E-mail address
A-B Dan Dewey 4067 JFSB 422-6005
C-E Dave Eddington 4041 JFSB 422-7452
F-I Jeff Parker 4050 JFSB 422-5353
J-M Dirk Elzinga 4043 JFSB 422-2117
N-Q Deryle Lonsdale 4039 JFSB 422-4067
R-S Janis Nuckolls 4055 JFSB 422-3448
T-V Chris Rogers 4047 JFSB 422-4707
W-Z Earl Brown 4052 JFSB 422-3970