B.A. Program

The Joint Major in Linguistics and Anthropology

A minimum of 42 credits in Linguistics and Anthropology including all of the following:

ANTHRO 102 Archaeology and Prehistory or ANTHRO 103 Human Origins and Variation
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society and People
ANTHRO 105 Language, Culture and Communication
ANTHRO 270 North American Indians
LINGUIST 201 Introduction to Linguistic Theory
LINGUIST 401 Introduction to Syntax
LINGUIST 402 Speech Sounds and Structure
LINGUIST 414 Introductory Phonetics for Linguists


One of the following:
ANTHRO 397 EF ST: Ethnographic Field Methods
LINGUIST 404 Field Methods

One of the following:

ANTHRO 363 Linguistic Anthropology: Comparative Dimensions
ANTHRO 497EN Endangered Languages
LINGUIST 505 Historical Linguistics

One of the following:
ANTHRO 360 Language in Culture and Society
LINGUIST 413 Sociolinguistics

One of the following:
ANTHRO 317 Primate Behavior
ANTHRO 368 Old World Prehistory
ANTHRO 369 North American Archaeology


Two electives:
Two additional three-credit courses in Linguistics or Anthropology numbered 200 and above.


Junior Year Writing requirement:
All majors must complete the Junior Year Writing requirement in either department. The departmental website lists courses that satisfy the requirement. The course need not be taken in the junior year.


Common requirements for all majors:
A grade of C or better must be earned in any course used to satisfy major requirements.


College of Humanities and Fine Arts requirement:

  • Foreign Language: All students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the intermediate level.


See the Undergraduate Program Guide for more details about College requirements.


University Graduation requirements:

See the Undergraduate Program Guide for more details about University graduation requirements, including General Education requirements.