Linguistics - A.B.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H

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IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI

2. A fourth semester course in one foreign language (3 hours).

3. A second semester course in a different foreign language, preferably from a different language family or subfamily (3 hours).

Note: Students who choose two languages from the same family to satisfy Core Area VI are encouraged to take LING 3830 or LING 4720/6720 or LING 4920/6920 to broaden their exposure to different types of linguistic systems.

4. Choose additional hours to fulfill area VI from the following 1000/2000-level courses:
AFST(ANTH)(CMLT)(GEOG)(SOCI)(RELI) 2100 AMHA, AMSLANTH, ARAB, ARTIBENGCHNS, CLAS, CMLT, COMM, ENGL, FREN, GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2010H, GEOG 1125 or GEOG 2250H, GREK, GRMNHAUSHEBRHNDI, INDO, ITAL, JPNS, KREN, LATN, PASHPERS, PHIL, PORTQUECRELI, ROML, RUSS, SCAN, SLAV, SPAN, SWAH, TURK, URDU, VIET, YORB, ZULU 

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives)
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Major Electives (6 hours)
Six (6) additional hours of LING courses at the 3000/4000 level, which may include no more than 3 hours of directed reading courses (LING 3990LING 4960RLING 4970RLING 4980R). 
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General Electives (36 hours)
Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.
Upper division (15-36 hours)
Any level (0-21 hours)
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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