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    Apr 19, 2021  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Linguistics, BA

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A Bachelor of Arts with a major in linguistics ensures that you receive the proper training and knowledge to have a successful career in the field of linguistics. The curriculum allows you to immerse yourself in the study of language and to understand its structure, use, design and application.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in linguistics.

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.

Major requirements, 42 hours

Foreign language, 3–12 hours

Students must attain Intermediate II (2050) level (prerequisite for 2050 course is 2040; prerequisite for 2040 course is 1020; prerequisite for 1020 course is 1010).


Optional. Linguistics majors who would like to gain knowledge and skills in concepts, practices and technologies for managing information may choose to minor in information science.


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

Other requirements

A minimum grade of C in each course counted toward the major.

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