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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog


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(Linguistics major requirements are listed below. Follow this link for the Linguistics Minor  requirements.)

Students must complete all of the following requirements to graduate with a bachelor of arts in this program. Some courses may apply toward multiple requirements.

College Requirements:


Students are required to complete all standard college requirements.

Five Additional Units in Linguistics (Excluding 470)

Language Proficiency:

Second-year college-level proficiency in one language and first-year college level proficiency in a second language, demonstrated by the following:

  • Successful completion of secondary (high) school education in that language;
  • Successful completion of college-level courses
    • Second-year college-level proficiency is defined as:
      • Two units at a second-year level,
      • One unit at a higher level;
    • First-year college-level proficiency is defined as:
      • Two units at a first-year level
  • Successful completion of a language placement examination approved by the department;
  • Department approval following an individual assessment of language proficiency, including proficiency in English by students who are not native speakers.

Four Additional Units in an Allied Field, Subject to the Approval of the Department.

Junior Qualifying Examination

Recommended, but Not Required:

  • Additional courses in linguistics, the allied field, and the languages used to meet the proficiency requirement.
  • At least one classical language or non-Indo-European language
  • Courses in anthropology, psychology, literature, and/or philosophy, if not chosen as the allied field. Particularly, those courses dealing with poetry, prose style, and the grammars of individual modern and classical languages; courses on logic and the philosophy of language; and courses on human cognition, mental representations, and psycholinguistics

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