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The Department of Linguistics (www.linguistics.ubc.ca) offers programs of study that lead to the Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts, and the Diploma in Linguistics.

For current listings, see the Department (www.linguistics.ubc.ca).

For information on the diploma program, see Diploma in Linguistics.

For information on advanced degrees, see graduate Linguistics.

Note: Majors hosted by the Department of Linguistics may be declared upon completion of 27 credits.

Major in Linguistics

Students must take at least 42 credits (and no more than 60 credits) in Linguistics and related areas, subject to the following:

Language Requirement

The Department of Linguistics language requirement for the Major in Linguistics is different from the general language requirement of the Faculty of Arts. Students who satisfy the Faculty requirement by completing a Grade 12 course in a language other than English may satisfy the Linguistics Language Requirement either by taking an additional 6 credits in the same language or by taking 12 credits in a different language at UBC. The language courses taken toward the Linguistics Language Requirement do not count towards the 42 credit total required for the Linguistics Major.

In addition, students may satisfy the Linguistics Language Requirement by demonstrating competence in a language other than those listed under the Faculty of Arts Language Requirement. In such cases, the student should contact the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Linguistics.

Recommended Lower-Level Courses:

Required Courses:

Honours in Linguistics

Admission to the Honours program requires:

Students must take at least 60 credits (and no more than 72 credits) in Linguistics and related areas, subject to the following:

Language Requirement:

As for the Major.

Required Courses:

Minor in Linguistics

Students must take at least 30 credits in Linguistics and related areas, subject to the following:

Recommended Lower-Level Courses:

Required Courses:

Major in Cognitive Systems: Language (B.A.)

For a program description and admission requirements see Cognitive Systems (Arts).

For a list of acceptable Cognitive Systems Module Courses, see here (cogsys.ubc.ca/module-courses/).

Lower-level requirements

Upper-level requirements

1While CPSC 110 is the recommended route for students pursuing a program in Cognitive Systems, CPSC 103 and 107 may be taken in its place.

2The prerequisite of PHIL 220 may be waived for PHIL 320 with the consent of the instructor.

Major in First Nations Languages and Linguistics

This program is no longer accepting students. Students interested in pursuing studies in the interdisciplinary area of Linguistics and First Nations Languages should consider doing a major/minor combination of Linguistics (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,197,282,92) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,197,282,689) programs.

Students must take at least 42 credits (and no more than 60 credits) in Linguistics and First Nations Languages, including the following:

Required Courses:

For a list of recommended courses from other departments, see the Department of Linguistics (linguistics.ubc.ca/) website.

Major in First Nations Languages and Linguistics with a Minor in Linguistics / Major or Honours in Speech Sciences with a Minor in Linguistics

This program is no longer accepting students. Students interested in pursuing studies in the interdisciplinary area of Linguistics and First Nations Languages should consider doing a major/minor combination of Linguistics (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,197,282,92) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,197,282,689) programs.

Because there is substantial Linguistics content in the First Nations Languages and Linguistics and in the Speech Sciences majors, students from these programs who wish to receive a Minor in Linguistics must meet the following requirements in addition to the standard requirements for the minor.

The 30 credits presented for the Minor in Linguistics must include:

Minor in First Nations Languages and Linguistics

This program is no longer accepting students. Students interested in pursuing studies in the interdisciplinary area of Linguistics and First Nations Languages should consider doing a major/minor combination of Linguistics (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,197,282,92) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,197,282,689) programs.

Students take 30 credits selected from the courses listed for the Major in First Nations Languages and Linguistics including FNLG 101, 102, 201, and 202 (in the same language), or equivalent experience with a First Nations language and 18 credits from Linguistics courses numbered 300 and above including:

For a list of recommended courses from other departments, see the Department of Linguistics (linguistics.ubc.ca/) website.

Major in Speech Sciences

Students majoring in Speech Sciences should be aware that North American graduate programs in Speech Pathology and Audiology have varying prerequisites, and that a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Speech Sciences from UBC will not necessarily qualify them for immediate admission to a graduate program. Students should investigate prospective graduate schools and consult the Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor early in their program. See The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences for the required prerequisites for the two-year Master's program at UBC.

Students must take at least 51 credits (and no more than 60 credits) in Linguistics and related areas, subject to the following requirements:

*Students intending to apply for admission to a graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology should use these credits to meet admission eligibility requirements for specific program they will be applying to.

Recommended courses: BIOL 155; LING 100; MATH 002; PHYS 100 or 101; PHYS 341.

Honours in Speech Sciences

Admission to the Honours program requires:

Students must take at least 69 credits (but no more than 72 credits) in Linguistics and related areas, subject to the following:

Required courses:

Minor in Speech Sciences

Students must take at least 36 credits in Linguistics and related areas, subject to the following requirements:

Recommended courses: LING 100 and PSYC 207 and/or 208.


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