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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Linguistics Minor

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Program: Minor
Department of English and Linguistics  
College of Liberal Arts 

Liberal Arts Building 145 ~ 260-481-6841

Linguistics is the study of the characteristics of language. Accordingly, linguistics courses are valuable preparation for the study of such subjects as anthropology, communication, education, English, international languages, psychology, sociology, and speech and audiology. 

Declaring this Minor:

  • Declare this minor within the Department of English and Linguistics  or through your major department
  • This program is available to all Purdue University Fort Wayne students except those pursuing the language concentration with a major in English.

Program Requirements:

  • The catalog term for the minor will match that of your major degree program
  • At least 6 credits must be earned as resident credit at the 2000+ level or above
  • You must earn a grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the minor
  • A minor is not awarded if requirements are not completed by the time your major degree is certified for graduation

To earn the minor in Linguistics, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:

Core Requirements

Group 1: Credits 3

Choose one course from the following list:

Group 2: Credits 3

Choose one course from the following list:

Group 3: Credits 3

Choose one course in the structure or linguistics of an international language approved by the department


Choose one course from the following list:

Group 4: Credits 3

Choose one course above the 2000+ level in linguistics or a related discipline approved by the department


Choose one course from the following list:

Additional Course: Credits 3

Choose one additional LING course numbered 3000+ or above except LING 30300

Total Credits: 15

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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