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BA in Linguistics

BA in Linguistics

  • QS World University Rankings
    10
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
The purpose of the BA program in linguistics is to provide a solid, integrated introduction to the scientific study of language through course work in the core sub disciplines of linguistics, as well as to ensure that the student has a language background sufficient to provide a complement to the theoretical parts of the program and for an understanding of the complexities of human language. This program provides students with a general expertise in the field and prepares them for productive advanced study in linguistics. Students who are majoring in other fields of study may also complete a minor in linguistics. Information follows the description of the major. In order to receive the degree in linguistics with honors, a student must write an honors essay. At the end of a student's third year, any student who has maintained a 3.0 or better overall GPA and a 3.5 or better GPA in linguistics courses may consult with the director of undergraduate studies about submitting an honors essay. The honors essay must be submitted by fifth week of the quarter in which the student plans to graduate. Complete guidelines and requirements for the honors essay can be obtained from the director of undergraduate studies. Students wishing to write an honors essay are required to take two graduate-level courses (numbered 30000 or above) in areas most relevant to their thesis work, as determined in consultation with their adviser(s) and approved by the director of undergraduate studies. Areas of study include: American Sign Language Languages in Linguistics Swahili