Transfer Students

Thinking of majoring or minoring in Linguistics?

If you have completed your Associates/Direct Transfer Agreement (AA/DTA), you may have fulfilled all of your General University Requirements (GURs). Still required for a Linguistics major or minor, though, are an introduction to linguistics (like LING 201, a Social Sciences GUR) and either Language and Society (LING 204, a Social Sciences GUR) or Language and Brain (LING 207, a Natural Sciences GUR). If you have courses from another school that are comparable, these WWU equivalents might not be identified on your transcript, so be sure to check with us if you’re not sure if you have a course equivalent or if you can have one of these prerequisite courses waived.

Although LING 201 is a prerequisite for LING 310, if you are fairly certain you want to major or minor in linguistics, you may have the prerequisite waived by permission. Contact Kristin Denham or Sara Helms.

Language Requirement for Linguistics Majors

(not a requirement for minors)

Linguistics students should be engaged in the study of a language other than English.

EITHER one year of college-level study of:

  • Chinese 102 and 103
  • or Japanese 102 and 103
  • or Arabic 102 and 103
  • or American Sign Language 102 and 103
  • or others under advisement

OR two years of college-level study of:

  • Spanish 202 and 203
  • or French 202 and 203
  • or German 202 and 203
  • or Russian 202 and 203
  • or Greek 202 and 203
  • or Latin 202 or 203
  • or others under advisement

The language requirement may be waived in consultation with the Chair in some circumstances for native or fluent speakers/signers of non-English languages, in which case the required credits for the major will come from additional upper division linguistics classes under advisement.