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Linguistics BA - Japanese Language and Linguistics Concentration - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 15.05 LINGUISTICS, CIP: 16.0102 Linguistics)

Department of Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030

Jeff Good
Chair

Robert Hoeing
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Mitsuaki Shimojo
Director of Japanese Program

Associated Programs

Becoming a Linguistics BA - Japanese Language and Linguistics Concentration Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

All freshmen who select Linguistics BA - Japanese Language and Linguistics Concentration on their UB application are listed as approved majors. New students will be contacted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services office regarding initial course registration after paying their tuition deposit and completing the online Orientation Data Form.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Students are required to apply to the director of undergraduate studies and the director of the concentration language program for acceptance into the major. Students may apply to the major at any time, and are encouraged to discuss their academic plans with the director as early as possible. Students who have not completed the prerequisite courses may be accepted into the major on a provisional basis, pending successful completion of LIN 205 and LIN 207, and JPN 202.

Suggested Introductory Courses

LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
LIN 207 Language, Society and the Individual
JPN 101-JPN 102 First-Year Japanese
JPN 201-JPN 202 Second-Year Japanese

 
Published: Jun 29, 2022 13:26:52