First- and Second-Year Preparation
A student who plans to major in linguistics should fulfill the College foreign language requirement by the end of the junior year. LING 106 or LING 107, which is required for the major, provides an introductory survey of the field, and also fulfills a general education social sciences: culture and society (SC) principal course requirement. In addition, LING 110, which is required for the major, fulfills a general education social sciences: individual behavior (SI) principal course requirement. These courses prepare students for upper-division courses in the major. Students considering a major in linguistics should discuss their plans with the director of undergraduate studies.
Admission to the Major
Prospective majors should enroll in the following 2 introductory courses:
- LING 106/ANTH 106 Introductory Linguistics (or its honors equivalent LING 107/ANTH 107)
- LING 110 Language and Mind
Grade-Point Average Requirements
Students must earn a 2.5 grade-point average in the 2 designated admission courses. KU's course repeat policy applies to the GPA calculation.
Students should apply to the major during the semester in which major admission criteria will be completed; normally no later than 60 hours, or for transferring students, normally during the initial term at KU. Application to this major after completion of 60 hours, or the initial KU term for transfer students, will likely delay graduation.