Linguistics/Philosophy and Linguistics/Psychology



This major is part of the Social & Behavioral Sciences Exploration Group

Linguistics Major Website

Linguistics Minor

American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Minor

Interpreting American Sign Language and English Minor

The sentence that you are reading right now has a structure that can be taken apart and analyzed, just like sentences written in other languages have structures unique to them. Yet, since all humans are, after all, human, every language also contains universal linguistic elements. Linguistics majors study how languages like Spanish, French, Korean, Hopi -- and even computer programming languages -- function and how people learn to speak and write in those languages.

The UConn Department of Linguistics offers two joint majors, one together with the Department of Philosophy in Linguistics and Philosophy, and the other with the Department of Psychology in Linguistics and Psychology. For either major, a minimum of four courses (twelve credits) at the 2000-level or above from each department is required.