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Guidelines for Linguistics Majors

Undergraduate students wishing to major in linguistics should consult the undergraduate catalog for the requirements. Students must contact the Linguistics undergraduate advisor Professor Monica Macaulay,, before declaring linguistics as a major.

Any exceptions to the departmental requirements must be approved by the Degree Programs Committee of the Department of Linguistics. Note that the undergraduate advisor of the department cannot authorize exceptions. Students requesting exceptions must prepare a written petition and submit it to the department administrator, who will then forward it to the Degree Programs Committee members.

The petition must justify the exception request by providing detailed information on the circumstances, and by including all relevant documents. The Degree Programs Committee considers each case individually on its merits. Approval is granted rarely, and only under extraordinary circumstances. Not having time to satisfy requirements before graduating is not a valid excuse.



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