Declare Major

If a student is interested in exploring or declaring the Linguistics major or minor, they can either meet with the Linguistics Director of Undergraduate Studies-- Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk OR one of the Global Connections flight path advisors in Tykeson Hall. During this initial meeting, the student and the advisor will discuss the structure of the major, how to select appropriate elective courses, and establish a preliminary schedule of coursework that will result in a timely graduation. After this initial consultation, the student shall submit their declaration status using the form linked below. Students wishing to drop Linguistics declarations should use the same form.

Afterwards, students are encouraged to review their program with the undergraduate advisor on an annual basis. It is particularly important that this be done prior to the student’s senior year so that all university and major requirements can be completed prior to the intended graduation date.

The Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Linguistics for academic year 2021-2022 is Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk ( To meet with Dr. Baese-Berk or an advisor from the Global Connections flight path through Tykeson Hall click here for more information.

Declare Linguistics Major or Minor