Linguistics and Psychology, BS

This combined major educates students in psychology, linguistics, and the interface between the two disciplines, which are core areas within the field of cognitive science. Students study the formal structures of human language; sociocultural aspects of language use; and the cognitive aspects of language representations, language acquisition, and language processing. Students receive interdisciplinary training in the methods of experimental psychology, psycholinguistics, and linguistic analysis.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Linguistics Language Requirement

Complete two courses in the same language with a grade of C or higher. Proficiency at elementary level 2 or higher is required.

Linguistics Requirements

Introductory Linguistics
LING 1150Introduction to Language and Linguistics4
Intermediate/Advanced Linguistics
LING 2350Linguistic Analysis4
LING 3412Language and Culture4
LING 3422Phonology4
LING 3450Syntax4
Linguistics Electives
Complete three of the following:12
ASL Linguistics
Phonetics
Morphology
Bilingualism
Sociolinguistics
Semantics
History of English
Language and Gender
Topics in Linguistics
Seminar in Linguistics
Research Seminar in Linguistics
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study Research

Psychology Requirements

Introductory and Intermediate Psychology
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 2320Statistics in Psychological Research4
Advanced Psychology
PSYC 3402Social Psychology4
PSYC 3466Cognition4
Psychology Lab
Complete one of the laboratory courses or, with prior approval, a directed study or honors project on a topic related to psycholinguistics or cognition:4
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics
Laboratory in Cognition
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study Research
Psychology Seminar
Complete one of the following:4
Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Cognition
Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
Psychology Electives
A directed study on a topic related to psycholinguistics or cognition may be taken with prior approval.
Complete two of the following:8
Developmental Psychology
Learning and Motivation
Sensation and Perception
Biological Psychology
Language and the Brain
Cognitive Development
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics
Laboratory in Cognition
Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Cognition
Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
Seminar in Developmental Psychology
Directed Study Research

Integrative Requirement

PSYC 3464Psychology of Language4
Complete a directed study, two junior/senior honors project courses, or a study abroad (not a Dialogue):4-8
Directed Study Research
LING 4996
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
and Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
and Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study Research

Linguistics and Psychology Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 68 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Sample Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 11504LING 23504Vacation0Vacation0
PSYC 11014PSYC 34644  
ENGW 11114Foreign language course4  
MATH 12154Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 34124LING 34224Vacation0Co-op0
PSYC 23204Linguistics elective4  
PSYC 34664PSYC 34024  
Foreign language course4Psychology elective4  
 EESC 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0LING 34504Elective4Co-op0
 Linguistics or psychology elective4Elective4 
 Psychology laboratory4  
 ENGW 33154  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0Linguistics elective4Elective4Co-op0
 Linguistics or psychology elective4Elective4 
 Psychology seminar4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0Elective4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 129

Sample Four Years, No Co-op

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 11504LING 23504Vacation0Vacation0
PSYC 11014PSYC 34644  
ENGW 11114Foreign language course4  
MATH 12154Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 34124LING 34224Vacation0Vacation0
PSYC 23204PSYC 34024  
PSYC 34664Linguistics elective4  
Foreign language course4Psychology elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Linguistics elective4LING 34504VacationVacation
Psychology lab4Linguistics or psychology elective4  
ENGW 33154Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Linguistics or psychology elective4Elective4  
Psychology seminar4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 128