Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in LInguistics. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)33
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 2.2 Communication3
LING 106 or 107 (Goal 1.1 or Goal 3S, or Goal 4.1 or Goal 4.2, Major Requirement) or23LING 110 or 111 (Goal 1.1 or Goal 3S or Goal 4.1 or Goal 4.2, Major RequirementMajor Requirement)23
  
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 3 Natural Sciences3LING 312 (Spring only course), Major Requirement3
Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2LING Acquisition & Processing or Analysis & Description (Major Requirement)43
LING 305 (Fall only course), Major Requirement3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
LING Acquisition & Processing or Analysis & Description (Major Requirement)43Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 13-14 15-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 4.1 US Diversity or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness (as needed)3
LING 325 (Fall only course), Major Requirement3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3LING Elective 300+ (Major Requirement) 
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 12
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
LING Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3LING 420 or 421 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
LA&S 490 (Recommended), Goal 6 Integration & Creativity3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies), or elective1
 15 13
Total Hours: 117-120
1

The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course. 

2

The Linguistics major requires completion of LING 106/ANTH 106 Introductory Linguistics (or its honors equivalent LING 107/ANTH 107) and LING 110 Language and Mind (or its honors equivalent LING 111) with a with a 2.50 GPA in these two courses, in order to be admitted to the major.

3

Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement.   

4

One course is required from a list of courses that satisfy the Acquisition & Processing requirement and the Analysis & Description requirement in the major. For a list of courses approved for each area, please review the degree requirements tab.  

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level, and 100 hours must be from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.