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Second and Third Language Requirement

Linguistics majors must demonstrate proficiency in two languages other than their native language. The second language must be at least equivalent to the end of two years of study (e.g. Arabic 203), the third language must be at least equivalent to the end of one year of study (e.g. Sahaptin 103). Any second language that meets the UO Bachelor of Arts language requirement also meets the Linguistics second language requirement, but as linguists interested in the diversity of languages in the world, we encourage you to study a non-European language, like Sahaptin, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, or Swahili, or a non-spoken language, such as American Sign Language (ASL). Also, if you study a language that is offered in the summers, we encourage you to try the “immersion” experience: cram a full year of language study into 11 weeks.

Foreign students whose first language is not English should note that the UO BA second language requirement (and therefore the linguistics major second language requirement) can, under specified circumstances, be met with English. (See the UO Academic Policies; scroll down to the “Bachelor of Arts Requirements” for an explanation of the BA second language requirement.)