Minor in Linguistics

The Schools of Modern Languages, Psychology, and Computer Science offer an interdisciplinary minor in Linguistics, housed in the School of Modern Languages. While the students are advised by the Linguistics advisor (Modern Languages), the minor coursework is delivered by faculty in Modern Languages, Psychology and Computer Science. The minor connects studies of the physical structures and mental processes involved in human language; the psychological, neurobiological, and social/societal factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend and produce language; and the application of computer science to the analysis and synthesis of language and speech. This minor is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers, especially, language education, educational design, programming, human/computer interaction, etc.

Students wishing to pursue this minor should declare the minor by filling out the minor change form with the Student Advisor in Modern Languages.

Minor Program of Study & Guidelines

Modern Language Minor Information

Program of Study

General notes:

  • All courses towards the Minor must be taken for a letter grade, with a grade of C or better.
  • At most two Special Topics courses can count towards the Minor and require approval from the Linguistics Advisor.
  • At least 9 of the 15 credits (3 courses) must be 3000-level or above.
Required Course
LING 2100Introduction to Linguistics3
Choose 4 electives 112
Total Credit Hours15