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Requirements for a Linguistics Major

Introductory (3 units):

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

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.

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The Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for the Department of Linguistics is available to talk with students who are majoring or minoring in linguistics, as well as those just thinking about it. Students can discuss with the Director of Undergraduate Studies:

Graduation Petition

The Director of Undergraduate Studies can review and sign your graduation petition, which you should complete one year prior to your expected graduation.

Study abroad applications

If you plan to study abroad and need a department signature on your Study Abroad application, you should set up a meeting with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  For more information contact the Study Abroad Office.

Requirement Substitutions:  The Director of Undergraduate Studies is the only faculty member who can:

Make an appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

If you have any questions, contact the Department of Linguistics at (847) 467-3384. Or feel free to stop by the main office of the Linguistics Department at 2016 Sheridan Road.

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