Linguistics is an inherently interdisciplinary field that touches on the humanities, science and mathematics, and the social and behavioral sciences. As such, it serves as an excellent minor for students in any field who are interested in languages and language development, or who want to hone their analytical skills, their theoretical and observational powers, and their ability to form and test hypotheses.

Linguistics minors take five linguistics courses. These include How Language Works: Introduction to Linguistic Theory; Introduction to Syntax or Speech Sounds and Structure; one linguistics course at the 400 level or above; and two additional linguistics courses at the 300 level or above.