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USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Linguistics (BA)

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Required Courses, Lower Division

Elective Courses, Upper Division

  • Three upper-division LING courses. At least one course (4 units) must be at the 400 level Units: 12
  • One additional upper-division course in linguistics or a related field Units: 4​

Capstone Experience

The major requires a capstone experience, which can be fulfilled in one of the following ways:

(A) A research paper completed as Honors Thesis LING 497 , or as Directed Research LING 490  or as a Linguistic 400-level course research paper.

(B) A poster presented at the USC UG symposium or at a conference.

(C) A summer internship related to the degree.

Linguistics Major with Honors

The linguistics major with honors requires the student to complete the requirements for the major with a GPA of 3.5 or above and to complete LING 497 Honors Thesis  with a grade of B+ or better. Intent to complete the linguistics major with honors should be registered with the undergraduate adviser no later than the second semester of the junior year.

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