BA in Linguistics

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)23
1st Semester Language (BA/LING Foreign Language)52nd Semester Language (BA/LING Foreign 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) or3LING 110 or 111 (Goal 1.1 or Goal 3S, Major Requirement)3
 
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA/LING Foreign Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st Semester of Another Language (BA/LING Foreign Language)3
Goal 3 Natural Sciences3LING 312 (Spring only course), Major Requirement3
Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1LING Acquisition & Processing or Analysis & Description (Major Requirement)33
LING 305 (Fall only course), Major Requirement3Goal 3 Humanities or Social Sciences3
LING Acquisition & Processing or Analysis & Description (Major Requirement)33Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 13 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities or Social Sciences3Goal 4.1 US Diversity or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
Goal 4.1 US Diversity or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
LING 325 (Fall only course), Major Requirement3LING Advanced Course (Major Requirement)43
LING Acquisition, Processing, or Diversity Course (Major Requirement)33
or Elective, or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)
LING Advanced Course (Major Requirement) 43Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
or Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
LING 420 (Fall only course; Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)53LING 421 (Spring only course; Goal 6 Intergration & Creativity, Major Requirement)53
or Elective, or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)
or Elective, or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)
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)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)1
 15 13
Total Hours 120

Please note:

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

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.