Undergraduate Study

The majors described below are of three types: (1) a major that concentrates entirely on general linguistics, (2) several majors that combine the basic courses of the general program with a language concentration or other related fields, and (3) a major in Applied Linguistics. The combined majors in conjunction with instructional certification programs are especially appropriate for students who have non-university teaching careers as goals.

A 2.0 grade-point average in linguistics courses is required for all Linguistics Department majors.

Honors Program

Departmental honors are awarded at graduation to those students who have a grade-point average of 3.6 or better in their junior and senior years and who have received a grade of A in Linguistics 198A and 198B or in 199. Qualified students may be proposed by any member of the faculty to the faculty as a whole for the award of highest honors on the basis of a piece of research in linguistics completed at UCLA.

Computing Specialization

Students in any of the departmental majors (except Linguistics and Computer Science) may select a specialization in Computing by (1) satisfying all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in the specified major and (2) completing Program in Computing 10A and 10B and 10C (or Computer Science 31 and 32), Linguistics 185A, Mathematics 61, and one course selected from Linguistics 104, 127, 132, 165A, 165B, 165C, 180, 185B. Students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in their major and a specialization in Computing.