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 Written Communication/BA Writing I)13LING 110 or 111 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3
LING 106 or 107 (Goal 1.1 First Year Seminar or Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/ BA Writing II)13
BA Quantitative Reasoning (BAQR)23
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy)32nd Semester Language (BA/LING Foreign Language)5
1st Semester Language (BA/LING Foreign Language)5Goal 2.2 Communication3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63 
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
LING 305 (Fall only course), Major Requirement3LING 312 (Spring only course), Major Requirement3
LING Acquisition & Processing or Analysis & Description (Major Requirement)33LING Acquisition & Processing or Analysis & Description (Major Requirement)33
3rd Semester Language (BA/LING Foreign Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st Semester of Another Language, unless req for mjr (BA/LING Foreign Language)73
Goal 3 Natural Sciences3Goal 3 Arts and Humanities 3
BA Laboratory/Field Experience (LFE)1Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 13 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
LING 325 (Fall only course), Major Requirement3LING Advanced Course (Major Requirement)43
LING Acquisition, Processing, or Diversity Course (Major Requirement)33Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
LING Advanced Course (Major Requirement) 43Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
Goal 4.1 US Diversity 3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 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
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours61
 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.