Minor Advising and Declaring

Linguistics Minor

25 credits

The requirements below apply to students declaring in the 2022-2023 catalog year. Students follow the major and minor requirements found in the catalog in effect at the time they declared their major or minor. (To find your catalog year, check your unofficial transcript on Web4U or check the appropriate line in Degree Works.) Note that when catalog year requirements differ and new requirements are in place or courses are no longer offered, you will determine a plan of study in consultation with your advisor.

University Catalog

How to Declare

Admission and Declaration Process

When you are ready to declare, fill out section 1 of the Minor Declaration and Change Web Form. Enter the email address Linguistics@wwu.edu at the bottom of the form, then click "submit."

Screenshot of webform with email field set to linguistics@wwu.edu

An advisor will work with you through email to complete a linguistics Minor Checklist

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

Graduation Procedure for Minor Evaluations

Graduation paperwork is due to the Registrar's Office at least two quarters in advance of graduation. Due dates can be found on the Degree Application.

Your graduation paperwork will include:

  • Degree Application, completed by you.
  • Major Evaluation, completed by your major department.
  • Minor Evaluation, completed by the linguistics department manager or chair.

Please contact Sara Helms, helmss@wwu.edu, for a completed Minor Evaluation. Include your W# with your request. Sara will approve your request in Degree Works, pending completion of remaining requirements displayed in Degree Works.