Linguistics / Undergraduate Study

Linguistics Minor

The Linguistics minor is designed for students where training in linguistic analysis could be an enhancement to their major programs and to students who are interested in language(s) but do not have time in their undergraduate programs to pursue multiquarter language sequences. In addition, the minor provides students with a way to design custom joint degrees with linguistics where the Linguistics Department does not have an existing joint degree program combining linguistics and another field.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Required Lower-Division Course (5 units): Linguistics 20.

Required Upper-Division Courses (27 to 30 units): Six courses, which must include Linguistics 102 (or 103), 119A (or 120A), 119B (or 120B), two elective courses selected from 104 through 185B, and an additional elective linguistics course, which may be upper- or lower-division.

Students who plan to complete the 165 course series must first take the corresponding 120 course series.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.