Minor in Linguistics

Requirements for the Minor

Students who wish to pursue the Minor in Linguistics must complete 18 semester hours, at least 9 of which must be at the 200 level or above. Courses used to complete the minor should comply with the following requirements:

Required Courses
LING 150Introduction to the Study of Language3
LING 160Language and Society3
One foundational course selected from: a3
Introduction to Natural Language Syntax
Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
Semantics, Pragmatics, and Discourse
Language Acquisition, Language Contact and Bilingualism
Three additional courses (6 hours), two of which must be at the 200 level or above. Courses may be selected from: a9
Any LING course b
Understanding Rhetoric
English Grammar and Style
Introductory Logic
Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
Studies in Language Policy and Cultural Identity
Other relevant courses approved by the minor advisor
Total Hours18

A single course may only be counted toward one requirement. For example, LING 230 can be applied toward either the foundational selective requirement or the additional LING course requirement, but not both.


LING 496 may be applied towards these 9 hours; however, the course must be taken as a 3-semester-hour course, and it can only be applied once. A maximum of 6 hours of LING 300 and a maximum of 6 hours of LING 459 may count toward this requirement.