Programs and Courses
Linguistics is a broad, interdisciplinary field; this is reflected in the course offering and requirements both for the undergraduate major and for the combined MA/PhD graduate program. A number of Linguistics courses also satisfy breadth or American Cultures requirements in the university. Linguistics currently has over 100 majors, and an active undergraduate society. The major covers the physical and cognitive aspects of language as well as the social and historical; opportunities for writing papers and doing original research give the major a liberal arts character. For information about the undergraduate program, please go to the undergraduate program section. Over the years, the graduate program has produced many of the country's leading PhDs in linguistics. It is a rigorous, rich program in which students begin original research early in their training. For information about the graduate program, please go to the graduate program section.