|Undergraduate Majors in Linguistics, Specialization in Computing, and Honors|
The majors described below are of two types: (1) a major which concentrates entirely on general linguistics, and (2) several majors which combine the basic courses of the general program with a language concentration or other related fields. The combined majors, in conjunction with instructional certification programs, are especially appropriate for students who have non-university teaching careers as goals.
A 2.0 grade-point average in linguistics courses is required for all Linguistics Department majors. All courses for the major must be taken for a letter grade. For the most updated requirements for each of the Department's 11 majors, please refer to the General Catalog.
Please contact the Department's Student Affairs Officer regarding any questions about the requirements, or to declare one of the Department's majors.
The Department offers the following majors, which lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree:
Specialization in Computing:
Students who successfully complete these requirements graduate with a BA in their specific major and a Specialization in Computing. Please contact the Department's Student Affairs Officer for more information.
The Department awards two levels of honors:
Departmental Honors: Students must have a 3.6 overall GPA for their junior and senior years, and must complete either a Linguistics 199 Senior Project or a Linguistics 198A-198B Honors Essay with a letter grade of A. No special nomination or application process is necessary for students who meet these requirements.
Departmental Highest Honors: Qualified students may be nominated by any member of the faculty to the faculty as a whole for the award of Highest Honors on the basis of research in linguistics completed at UCLA that exceeds the standards normally expected of undergraduate students. The written work would typically (though not necessarily) be completed as a 199 Senior Essay or a 198A-198B Honors Essay. Conferral of Departmental Highest Honors requires a favorable vote by the Department's entire faculty.