Linguistics Undergraduate Programs


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Undergraduate Programs

The Linguistics Department offers two undergraduate degrees (B.A. and B.G.S.), General Minor, Second Language Acquisition (SLA) minor, and a Mind and Brain certificate.

Degrees Offered

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Admissions

The Department of Linguistics has no admission prerequisites or requirements before declaring a major under our B.A./B.G.S. degrees. We encourage all students to plan early and carefully! Prospective KU students should review the KU Admissions website. If you are interested in visiting the department, the Visitors Center can help you plan a visit, including an appointment with a Linguistics faculty advisor.

KU Admissions

Introductory Course Information

Here is a video about the Language and Mind (LING 110) course.

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Advising

All new and current Linguistics majors are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor every semester. Meeting with an advisor early on and regularly during your academic career will ensure you are on the right track for a timely graduation and that you are taking the necessary courses. Regular advisory meetings will give you early insight into upcoming opportunities and changes!

Advising Information

Careers

Careers

Linguistics is a superb preparation for careers that require expertise in the use of language as a means of communication, e.g., business, communications, personnel administration, teaching, health care, and social service. Many majors pursue graduate study in education, law, psychology, computer science, speech and hearing sciences, and languages.

Careers

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Global Awareness Program (GAP)

You can also combine your degree in Linguistics with a Global Awareness Certification through the Global Awareness Program (GAP). KU’s Global Awareness Program (GAP) is an undergraduate certificate program in which you can expand your cultural knowledge about other countries, cultures and languages.

Global Awareness Program