University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Linguistics B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Linguistics

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Required Core Courses15
Required Seminar3
Language Requirement8-10
Linguistics Electives9
Total Hours35-37

Degree Specific Credits: 35-37

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Required Core Courses 

Complete all of the following courses:
LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
LING 375XLinguistic Ecology and Language Endangerment3
LING 470Linguistic Analysis3
LING 471Phonetics and Phonology3
Complete one of the following courses:3
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Required Seminar

Complete the following course:
LING 494Seminar3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Language Requirement

Complete 8-10 credits (two semesters) of language courses beyond the General Education requirement.8-10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Linguistics Electives

Complete three of the following courses:9
Syntax (if not taken as a core course)
Language and Culture
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Field Methods
Learner Language
North American Indigenous Language & Linguistics
Morphology (if not taken as a core course)
One of the above LING courses may be substituted with one of the following:
Methods for Native Languages
Speech & Language Development
Spanish Phonetics
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
Methods Teaching Foreign Language
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-