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2022/2023 University Catalog 
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Linguistics, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(Major Code: 15051) (SIMS Code: 114701)

All candidates for a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” No more than 48 units in Linguistics courses can apply to the degree.

Students majoring in Linguistics must complete a minor in another field approved by the departmental adviser in Linguistics. Recommended fields include Anthropology, Communication, Ethnic Studies, a language other than English, History, Journalism and Media Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Affairs, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, and Sociology.

Impacted Program

The Linguistics major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the Linguistics major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete preparation for the major;
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Preparation for the Major

(6-7 units)

Students should note that a number of the upper division required and recommended courses listed below have lower division prerequisites, but these prerequisites do not constitute requirements per se for the completion of the major.

Language Requirement

Competency equivalent to that which is normally attained through three college semesters of a language other than English with a C (2.0) average, or the equivalent. Refer to section of catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.


A minimum of 27 upper division units to include at least 21 units in linguistics (and those 21 must include the courses below; and cannot include more than nine units from 300-level courses); with the approval of the adviser, up to six units may be selected from related fields. LING 305W  may not be applied to the major.

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