The linguistics degree consists of 30 credits. Of these, 18 credit hours correspond to six required core courses, and 12 credit hours correspond to electives. The electives allow students to choose between two different majors in linguistics:
• a General Linguistics major, where majors take four linguistic electives (at least one of them has to be at the 4000 level), and
• a Linguistics and Languages major, where majors take two linguistic electives and complete two semesters of a language course beyond or different from the language courses used to satisfy the Arts and Sciences language requirement.
Students select one or the other major based on their choice of electives. Students can get a B.A. or B.S. degree in either major, depending on their coursework. Students who would like to pursue a B.S. will take at least two electives in research methods, language acquisition, statistics, mathematics, computational linguistics, or computer science. For a list of courses, please click here.