BABA General Studies Specialization: Linguistics

The Linguistics (LIN) area of specialization provides students with knowledge of what language is, and how language is acquired and used. Topics include the structure, sounds and meaning of human language, language in society, language in the mind and brain, and language learning. See the FAQs about the Linguistics Major for more information. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Many of the courses have LIN 3010 Introduction to Linguistics as a prerequisite. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • Any 3000 or 4000-level LIN courses, excluding 4905 courses

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Linguistics is available through the Department of Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Jamie Garner, PhD
(352) 294-7460
4015 Turlington

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours with grades of C or better. You can find out more about the Linguistics minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.