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Majors and Requirements
The Linguistics Major and Joint Majors
The Department of Linguistics offers a linguistics major, a minor, and eight interdisciplinary majors in which the study of linguistics forms a significant part of the curriculum. These are a combination of Linguistics and Anthropology, Chinese, German, Japanese, Philosophy, Portuguese, Psychology, or Spanish.
The Linguistics & Japanese joint major includes some required courses that are unavailable on the UMass campus at present. Please see the Linguistics and Japanese requirements for details. Be sure to contact your Undergraduate Advisor before considering this joint majors to determine current availability of course offerings.
Junior Year Writing Requirement
The Junior Year Writing (JYW) requirement is met by taking LINGUIST 305 (which is currently offered in the Fall semester) or LINGUIST 350. The Junior Year Writing requirement does not need to be satisfied in your junior year.