Linguistics Minor Requirements

A minor in linguistics is available to undergraduates majoring in any department, except for cognitive science majors who choose linguistics as a focal area. Students intending to minor in linguistics should declare their intention, preferably by the beginning of junior year. 

The minor requires successful completion of the following with a grade of C- or better. 

Foreign Language
One modern foreign language through the intermediate level OR two foreign languages at the elementary level. **12-20
Linguistics Courses
Six courses in linguistics from the Linguistics focal area. *18
At least four courses must be at the 300-level or above, excluding research, readings, and practica.
Total Credits30-38

Qualifying Linguistics courses are found on our departmental website. However, please note that courses change over time, and some courses are not offered every year. Offered linguistics courses are identifiable in SIS  by the POS-Tag "COGS-LING". Questions about which courses qualify may be directed to the Cognitive Science Director of Undergraduate Studies. 


Languages that currently apply automatically are: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish.