Undergraduate Program


Jennifer Cole, Director of Undergraduate Studies


Major | Minor

Requirements for Linguistics Major

Introductory (3 units):

  • 250 Sound Patterns in Human Language
  • 260 Formal Analysis of Words and Sentences
  • 270 Meaning

9 courses at the 300-level or beyond. These 9 courses must include 3 of the following:

  • 350 Fundamentals of Laboratory Phonology
  • 360 Fundamentals of Syntax
  • 370 Fundamentals of Meaning
  • 33x any 1 methods course

Only 1 of the 9 advanced courses may be 398/399, and certain exceptions may be granted (e.g. CogSci 210) in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

4 related courses. Decisions as to which courses count towards this requirement are generally made on a case-by-case basis. The list of courses related to linguistics on this site offers some guidance, but students must discuss their options in the context of their individual course of study with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Requirements for Linguistics Minor

Introductory (3 units)

  • 250 Sound Patterns in Human Language
  • 260 Formal Analysis of Words and Sentences
  • 270 Meaning

5 courses beyond the 200-level. These 5 courses must include 2 of the following:

  • 350 Fundamentals of Laboratory Phonology
  • 360 Fundamentals of Syntax
  • 370 Fundamentals of Meaning
  • 33x any 1 methods course