Linguistics Advisement Information

The principal obligation for understanding and fulfilling degree requirements lies with the student. This information is meant to be used as an advisement tool and is not official. Official information on a student's program requirements is found in the College Catalog for the year the student entered the program.

Record of Progress Forms:
Linguistics BA
Linguistics Minor

Suggested Progression Through the Program


Freshman Year Lin 100 (Fall or Spring)
Cog 166 (Fall or Spring)1
Psy 100 (Fall or Spring)1
Sophomore Year Lin 200 (Fall)
Lin 201 (Spring)
Cog 166 (Fall or Spring)1
Psy 100 (Fall or Spring)1
Junior Year Lin 300 (Fall)
Eng 374 (Fall)
Phl 313 (Spring)
Psy 310 (Spring)
Senior Year Ant 344 (Fall)
Cog 376 (Fall)
Cas 444 (Spring)2

1 Cog 166 and Psy 100 may be taken either the freshman or sophomore year and must be taken before attempting any upper division coursework for this major.
2 Cas 444 is meant to be the final course taken in this major. While not a capstone course, per se, it will be most valuable after having had the various perspectives provided by the other cognate courses listed in the major.

Prerequisite structure

Lin 100 - Introduction to Linguistics [none]
Lin 200 - Phonology, Phonetics, & Morphology [Lin 100]
Lin 201 - Morphology, Syntax, & Semantics [Lin 100]
Lin 300 - Theories of Linguistic Analysis [Lin200, Lin201]

Ant 344 - Language and Culture [Ant 100, Lin 100, or Soc 100]
Cog 376 - Computer Models of Language Representation and Processing [Cog 166 and Lin 100]
Cog 166 - Introduction to Cognitive Science [none]
Eng 374 - History and Development of the English Language [Eng 271 or Lin 100]
Phl 313 - Philosophy of Language [3 hours in Philosophy or permission]
Psy 310 - Psycholinguistics [Psy 100]
Psy 100 - Introduction to Psychology [none]
Cas 444 - Semiotics and the Study of Meaning [upper division standing, completion of all lower division requirements in student's major]