UWM Linguistics offers both a major (30 credits) and a minor (18 credits) for undergraduates. There are two tracks within the major: General Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. The General track focuses on the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics), with ample opportunity to include courses incorporating experimental methods, as well as electives, including advanced foreign language courses. The Applied track also covers the core theoretical areas, but adds a focus on language teaching and pedagogy. Both the major and the minor can be easily combined with other programs of study, such as Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Computer Science, Philosophy, Anthropology, foreign languages, and more.
Linguistics offers excellent training and preparation for careers in a wide variety of industries, as well as for graduate study in linguistics and related fields. See our Linguistics Careers page for more information.
Students pursuing a Linguistics major must complete at least 15 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the major in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.000 GPA on all credits in the major, including any transfer work. The College also requires students to complete a research experience in their major.
Students pursuing a Linguistics minor must complete at least 9 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the minor in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including transfer work.
Johnston Hall 129