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B.A. in Linguistics


The study of linguistics, often referred to as the "science of language," provides students with an understanding of the sound systems, words, and sentence structures of language, both individually and comparatively.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements

See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the College of Liberal Arts.

Course Requirements

A major in linguistics for the B.A. degree requires 30 semester hours of linguistics courses. Students must complete Ling 313; two of the following courses in theoretical linguistics: Ling 314, 315, 316; one of the following courses in functional linguistics: Ling 509, 515, 530; and one of the following courses in sociolinguistics: Ling 320, 536, 537, 538.

Other Academic Requirements

Grades lower than C in modern languages courses will not be counted toward the major or minor in modern languages.

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