Undergraduate Linguistics MAJOR
To declare a major in Linguistics, please go to mymajor.sas.rutgers.edu.
To be accepted as a Major you must pass 615:201 Introduction to Linguistic Theory with a grade of C or better.
A grade of C or better must be earned in all course work that is to be applied to the major.
This course is required for Linguistics Majors and Minors.
It is a prerequisite for all courses in (B) and many (but not all) in (C) and (D): it must be taken before them.
Courses in this list not used for (C) may be counted towards (D)!
(D) 3 courses (9 credits total)
Three ways to fulfill:
-No more than 3 courses from the list below
-Courses from (C) that have not already been used for (C)
-Courses from the list of Approved Outside Courses
Applicable to students who declared their Linguistics Major in Fall 2015 or later
Departmental Honors Program/Senior Honors Thesis
To be considered for an Honors Thesis, a student must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better and a grade-point average of 3.4 or better in courses counting toward the Linguistics major. Students selected to participate in the program enroll in 01:615:495/496 and spend two semesters researching and writing an honors thesis under the supervision of a faculty member from the Linguistics department.
Linguistics Majors wishing to participate in the honors program and write a senior honors thesis must identify and discuss their intentions with a potential thesis advisor in their junior year, and submit a written application to the Undergraduate Program Director no later than May 15 of their junior year, clearly indicating their proposed thesis advisor and general topic.
The thesis is to be submitted at the end of March of the senior year. An oral examination on the thesis is given by a thesis evaluation committee consisting of at least two Linguistics department faculty members. The committee does not include the student's thesis supervisor. On the basis of the committee's report on the thesis and the examination, the department determines whether the student is to be recommended for departmental honors (high or highest).