B.A. Program

The Joint Major in Linguistics and Philosophy

At least 42 credits in courses distributed between Philosophy and Linguistics, including those listed below.

Required Linguistics courses (20 credits):
201 Introduction to Linguistics Theory
401 Introduction to Syntax
402 Speech Sounds and Structure
409 Formal Foundations of Linguistic Theory
411 Introduction to Language Acquisition
510 Introduction to Semantics

Required Philosophy courses (12 credits):
310 Intermediate Logic
550 Epistemology or 551 Metaphysics

One of the following:
511 Modal Logic
512 Philosophy and Logic
513 Mathematical Logic I
514 Mathematical Logic II

One of the following:
335 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
382 Philosophical Approaches to Science
582 Philosophy of Science
584 Philosophy of Language

At the discretion of the directors of undergraduate studies in each department, other senior-level courses in Linguistics and Philosophy may be substituted for those listed.

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.