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Linguistics

Bachelor of Arts

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Linguistics is the study of human language, encompassing particular languages and properties common to all languages. Areas of interest include: phonetics and phonology, the study of the sounds and sound patternings in human languages; morphology, the study of the structure and formation of words; syntax, the study of the structure and patterning of words and phrases in sentences; semantics, the study of the nature of meaning; neurolinguistics, the study of how language is stored and processed in the brain; psycholinguistics, the study of how language is processed and acquired by young children; pragmatics, the principles which characterize language use in communication; sociolinguistics, the study of language in society; and computational linguistics, the computational modeling of linguistic knowledge, structure, and processing. Students majoring in second languages, English, education, pre-law, pre-medicine, and other social sciences also find linguistics course work valuable.

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://linguistics.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
General Math Strand 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
First Semester Second Language 4
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
3rd Semester
LING 201 Introduction to Linguistics 3
LING Elective 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Third Semester Second Language 4
4th Semester
LING 300 Introduction To Syntax 3
LING 315 Introduction to Phonology 3
Tier II General Education 3
Fourth Semester Second Language 4
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
LING Elective - Upper Division 3
LING Elective - Upper Division 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
6th Semester
LING Elective - Upper Division 3
LING Free Elective - Upper Division 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
7th Semester
LING Free Elective - Upper Division 3
LING Free Elective - Upper Division 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
8th Semester
Minor Course 3
Elective - Upper Division 3
Elective - Upper Division 3
Elective - Upper Division 3
Elective - Upper Division 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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