Ph.D. Minor

The Linguistics Department offers three Ph.D. minors:

  • Ph.D. Minor in General Linguistics
  • Ph.D. Minor in African Languages and Linguistics
  • Ph.D. Minor in Computational Linguistics

Ph.D. Minor in General Linguistics

Doctoral students in other departments may choose linguistics as an outside minor. Twelve (12) credit hours of approved courses are required; at least three of the courses must be from the Department of Linguistics. A grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher must be achieved in these courses. The specific program for satisfying this requirement should be developed in consultation with the linguistics outside minor advisor.

For more information about this minor, contact Professor Sandra K├╝bler.


Ph.D. Minor in African Languages and Linguistics

The minor consists of a minimum of four courses (12 credits) including the following: (1) one course in an African language at the 200 level or higher, (2) A501 “Introduction to African Linguistics”, and (3) two additional courses in African languages or linguistics approved by the student’s minor advisor. A grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better must be achieved in these courses.

For more information about this minor, contact Professor Robert Botne.


Ph.D. Minor in Computational Linguistics

The minor consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work, including the following: (1) L545 and L645, (2) one of L503, L541, L542, and L543, and (3) two specialization courses taken from among the following: B651 (Computer Science), Q520 (Cognitive Science), S522 (Speech and Hearing Sciences) and seminar courses such as P657 (Psychology) and L700 (Linguistics) or other courses approved by the minor advisor. A grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher must be achieved in these courses.

For more information about this minor, contact Professor Sandra Kuebler.