Linguistics Minor

Undergraduates majoring in any department can minor in linguistics. Cognitive science majors may minor in linguistics only if linguistics is not one of their two focal areas.

Students intending to minor in linguistics should declare their intention to the director of the minor, Professor Colin Wilson, preferably by the beginning of their junior year.

The linguistics minor requirements are listed in the online university catalog, below the cognitive science major requirements. They consist of:

  • One foreign language through the intermediate level OR two foreign languages at the elementary level
  • Six courses in linguistics that fall under the linguistics focal area
    • Four of these must be at the 300-level or above, excluding research and readings.

Learn more about linguistics research in the Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins.