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Linguistics Minor

Minor code: OR5290

Contact: Dr. Michelle O'Malley

Program Overview

The Minor in Linguistics requires the completion of 15 semester credits in foundational linguistic content coupled with one’s choice of (at least) one applied linguistic elective course. 

Careers and Graduate School

A background in linguistics is useful in fields such as anthropology, sociology, education, language teaching, library science, artificial intelligence, psychology, and cognitive science.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change to Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.


Minor Hours Requirement

The linguistics minor requires a minimum of 15 hours.

Minor Requirements

Complete the following courses:

  • LING 3500 - Introduction to Linguistics Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4600 - Introduction to Phonetics Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4700 - Syntactic Description of English Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4860 - Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics Credit Hours: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

  • LING 3800 - Introduction to Psycholinguistics Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 3900 - Language and Gender Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4400 - Forensic Linguistics Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4901 - Sociolinguistics and Bilingualism Credit Hours: 3