The Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics

Admissions to the BA in Linguistics is currently suspended. Please contact the department of English to learn the current status of this program. Note: The highlighted is different from what appears in the printed catalog. What is displayed is current and correct.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor or view it and other current advising information at

Please see General Education, Cultural Diversity, U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals, and Literacy Requirements under the BA in English.

Course Requirements for the Major: 30 units

Completion of the following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

In addition to the courses required for the BA in Linguistics, a minimum of one year of college-level courses in a foreign language is strongly recommended, with a second year strongly encouraged.

Major Core Program: 30 units

5 courses required:

ENGL 371 Principles of Language 3.0 FS *
ENGL 375 Introduction to English Grammar 3.0 FS
ENGL 470 Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
ENGL 474 Syntactic and Morphological Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371, ENGL 375.
ENGL 476 Phonological Analysis 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ENGL 371, ENGL 375.

5 courses selected from:

ENGL 372 Pedagogical Grammar 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
ENGL 473 Historical Linguistics 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
ENGL 475 History of the English Language 3.0 FS
ENGL 477 Semantics: Language and Meaning 3.0 FA
ENGL 478 Linguistic Approaches to Reading 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
ENGL 479 Language and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspectives 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 371 or WMST 200.

This course is also offered as MCGS 479.

ENGL 570 Contemporary Linguistic Topics 3.0 S1
Prerequisites: ENGL 371, ENGL 375.

Please see the Electives, Grading, and Advising Requirements under the BA in English.