Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Linguistics BA - Language and Cognition Concentration - Program Requirements


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)

Completing the Linguistics BA - Language and Cognition Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Transfer Credit Policy

Due to the fact that relatively few students arrive at UB having taken a significant number of linguistics courses, the Department of Linguistics does not have specific transfer credit policies. The possibility of transfer credits can be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Prerequisite Courses

LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
LIN 207 Language, Society, and the Individual

Required Courses

LIN 301 Structure of English: The Sound System
LIN 302 Structure of English: Grammar and Lexicon
Two of the following: LIN 320 Language and the Brain, LIN 355 Child Language Development, LIN 342 Introduction to Cognitive Science, LIN 417 Psycholinguistics, LIN 455 Language Acquisition
Two of the following: LIN 356 An Introduction to Contemporary Theories of Metaphor, LIN 413 Language and Cognition, LIN 421 Linguistic Anthropology, LIN 438 Semantics
Three LIN electives and one course with approved language and cognition content from another department.

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards major requirements.  

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major 36
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum   44
Additional Credits Required for Electives  40
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

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