A minor in Linguistics gives students official recognition for having completed a Linguistics sub-specialization. Students must complete Linguistics 100 with a grade of "C" or better before declaring the minor. The minor requires four courses beyond Ling 100: two from this set of 'core' courses (Ling 110, Ling 115, Ling 120, Ling 130) and two upper-division elective courses, at least one of which must be a Linguistics Department course. The other may be from another department if approved by the Linguistics Department as counting towards the minor. List of pre-approved courses in other departments that can count as electives towards the Linguistics Minor.
- Three of the (five) upper-division courses used to satisfy the minor must be taken at Berkeley (as opposed to at another institution).
- It is possible for one, but no more than one, upper-division course to count both towards the Linguistics minor AND towards the the requirements of the student's major.
- All courses for the minor must be upper-division courses and taken for a letter grade.