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Language and Cognition Concentration (BA in Linguistics)

Language and Cognition prepares students for careers and advanced training in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, language education, child development, and adult language disorders. It is designed for students interested in exploring the interface between language structure and use and other human cognitive processes. Courses focus on the acquisition of language production and comprehension, the construction and conveyance of meaning, and the representation of language in the brain. Students may take this track as either an honors or non-honors program.

Acceptance Criteria
Minimum 2.0 overall GPA; minimum 2.5 GPA in LIN 205 and 207


  • Core Linguistics courses (12 credits): LIN 205, LIN 207, LIN 301, LIN 302
  • Required courses for concentration (12 credits)
  • Electives within the concentration (12 credits)
    • Any three additional Linguistics courses, including linguistics courses offered by the Chinese, German, Japanese, or Korean programs
    • One course from another department with approved language and cognition content; allowable courses include (but are not limited to): CDS 301 Language Development, LAI 205 Intro to Child Development, PHI 215 Symbolic Logic, PSY 336 Development Psychology, PSY 341 Cognitive Psychology, PSY 343 Sensory Processes and Perception, SPA 382 Intro Sec Lang Acq Theory