Major in Linguistics

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics

Bachelor of Science in Linguistics 

Prerequisite

Students must complete the fourth semester of a foreign language.
 
Core Requirements (4 courses | 12 hours)
  • ENG/LIN 221 Introduction to Linguistics I
  • LIN 300 Speech Sounds
  • LIN 305 Words & Sentences
  • LIN 495 Linguistics Capstone
Other Major Requirements: One course from each group (5 courses | 15 hours)

Group A

  • LIN 500 Phonetics
  • LIN 515 Phonological Analysis

Group B

  • LIN 505 Linguistic Morphology
  • LIN 509 Formal Semantics
  • LIN 512 Syntactic Analysis

Group C

  • LIN 310 American English
  • LIN 311 Appalachian English
  • LIN 325 Language and Culture
  • LIN 331 Language in U.S. Society
  • LIN 506 Sociolinguistics
  • LIN 507 Linguistic Anthropology
  • LIN 508 Discourse Analysis

Group D

  • LIN 518 Advanced History of English Language
  • LIN 519 Historical Linguistics 
  • LIN 529 Language Contact

Group E

  • LIN 301 Computation for Linguists
  • LIN 510 Corpus Linguistics
  • LIN 511 Computational Linguistics 
 
Other Linguistics courses (3 courses | 9 hours)
Select nine additional hours of LIN courses at the 200-level or above. Courses used to satisfy the group requirements may not be used to satisfy this requirement. 
 
Courses Outside the Major (3 courses | 9 hours)
Select three additional courses, to complete nine hours, at the 200-level or above from related fields such as anthropology, computer science, modern and classical languages, English, Hispanic studies, mathematics, psychology, philosophy, or courses approved by the Director of the Program.
 
For further information concerning the Linguistics Major, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Andrew Byrd, andrewbyrd@uky.edu.