Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

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


609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030
Jeff Good
Robert Hoeing
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(HEGIS: 15.05 LINGUISTICS, CIP: 16.0102 Linguistics)

Becoming a(n) Linguistics BA - Language and Cognition Concentration Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is highly competitive. For the 2017 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT (CR+M) score of 1100-1300. Additionally, 92 percent* of admitted students are in the top 50 percent of their class.

(*Based on the percentage of students who reported a rank).

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank, SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT scores, and strength of the high school academic record. 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.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Students are required to apply to the director of undergraduate studies for Linguistics 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.

Suggested Introductory Courses

LIN 104 Writing Systems
LIN 106 Languages of the World
LIN 108 The Roots of English
LIN 200 Language in Pluralistic America
LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
LIN 207 Language, Society, and the Individual

Published: August 16, 2018 09:19:38 AM