Declare Major

If a student is interested in exploring or declaring the Linguistics major or minor, they can either meet with one of the Global Connections flight path advisors in Tykeson Hall or with the Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor. 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 advisor will sign the Major/Minor Add Form, and the student will become an official Linguistics Major/Minor. Forms are located in the Department of Linguistics main office: Straub 161 or by contacting the Undergraduate Coordinator at

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 undergraduate advisor for the Department of Lingusitics for academic year 2020-2021 is Robert Elliott ( To meet with an advisor from the Global Connections flight path through Tykeson Hall click here for more information.

Linguistics Major Map