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About this Program

Department Information

The Linguistics Department offers the Ph.D., M.A. (both thesis and non-thesis), B.A., and two undergraduate minors (the Linguistics minor and the TESL minor). A TESL certificate is offered at the undergraduate level, and a SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) certificate at the graduate level. We currently have almost 30 faculty (combining budgeted and affiliated personnel), well over 100 undergraduate majors, and approximately 40 graduate students.


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To be eligible for this minor, students must have a minimum 2.75 overall GPA.

Of the total credits, no more than three may be individual work. Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

Required Courses

LIN 3010Introduction to Linguistics3
LIN 3201The Sounds of Human Language3
LIN 3460The Structure of Human Language3
Select one:6
Two LIN courses (4000 level)
One LIN course (4000 level) AND one non-Germanic/non-Romance language course
Total Credits15