Explore Linguistics

Welcome to the Linguistics Department - we're so glad you're here! If you are visiting this page, you are likely one of two kinds of people - someone who already knows what we do or someone who has no idea. If you are already planning to major/minor in linguistics, you will find some information about our programs, education abroad opportunities, and undergraduate research below. If you are completely new to the idea, you might want to start here: https://www.linguisticsociety.org/what-linguistics. Sitting at the edge of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, linguistics is the systematic study of the phenomenon of human language, covering everything from how little children learn their first language to how you can talk to Siri (and she can talk to you)! In addition to the major/minor, we offer two classes for the UK Core:

  • LIN 200, How to Create Your Own Language, satisfies the Arts & Creativity requirement
  • LIN 331, Language in US Society, satisfies the US Citizenship requirement

See the course catalog for other exciting courses! If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Andrew Byrd (andrewbyrd@uky.edu). We hope to see you in our classes soon!

BA in Linguistics

BS in Linguistics

4-year plan

Minor

Education Abroad

Undergraduate Research

UK Core

AP/IB/Dual Credit

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