Minor in Linguistics

Students in the 40-course (120.0 credit hours) Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) program may declare a minor in Linguistics, to be completed in addition to their major.

The opportunity to declare a minor in Linguistics is available for students in the BA, BSc, or BASc program, in addition to the following majors:

  • Single discipline majors, including language majors,
  • General Major in the Humanities,
  • General Major in the Sciences,
  • General Major in the Social Sciences,
  • Multidisciplinary majors.

Note:The minor in Linguistics is not available to students in the Combined Degrees programs (i.e., BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt), Post-Diploma programs, or the BA, BSc, or BASc as second degree.

Note:Students choosing to complete the minor in Linguistics with the BASc degree program may need to complete more than the minimum 40 courses for the BASc depending on the choice of majors.


For the minor in Linguistics, students must complete a minimum of six courses (18.0 credit hours) in Linguistics.

  • No more than one Independent Study (Linguistics 2990, Linguistics 3990, Linguistics 4990) or Applied Studies (Linguistics 2980, Linguistics 3980, Linguistics 4980) course may be counted towards the minor.

One of the following courses may be counted as one of the six courses required for the Linguistics minor:

Anthropology 2510 - Language, Culture, and Communication
Blackfoot 2210 - Structure of the Blackfoot Language
Blackfoot 3210 - Blackfoot Morphology and Syntax
Cree 2210 - Structure of the Plains Cree Language
English 2810 - Grammar
English 3450 - Old English
English 3901 - History of the English Language
French 3450 - Phonetics and Diction
French 4001 - Advanced Language II
German 3000 - Advanced Language
Greek 1300 - Elementary Biblical Greek II
Hebrew 1100 - Elementary Hebrew II Japanese
3001 - Advanced Language
Latin 1100 - Elementary Latin II
Philosophy 3280 - Philosophy of Language
Psychology 3240 - Psychology of Language
Spanish 3001 - Advanced Language

Instead of a course from the above list, students may, with the permission of the Department of Modern Languages, include one Topics or Series course with an emphasis on Linguistics offered by another discipline.

Note:Students may not double count courses required for the minor in Linguistics in fulfilling requirements for their major. The six Linguistics courses comprising the minor must be distinct from any such major requirements.

For students who complete the required six Linguistics courses, the minor in Linguistics will be acknowledged on the official transcript.