BS in Linguistics

The Major in Linguistics provides students with a strong foundation in the study of linguistics at both the structural and social levels. Coursework on the structural side focuses on the internal structures that make up language and the methods and theories used to identify and understand these core structures (for example, in courses covering phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), while coursework on the social side emphasizes the methods and theories that are used to study and interpret patterns of social interaction at the linguistic level (for example, in courses covering language and culture, sociolinguistics, and language and gender). Additional coursework draws from related fields to further develop students’ understanding of the broad spectrum of language-related domains (for example, the psychology of language, language acquisition, historical languages, among other topics).

Link to the Registrar’s list of requirements