Degree Planning & Advising

Degree Planning Tools

Pathways  – follow your program into career pathways

Prerequisite Chart  – a flow chart to help you create a course plan for completing your program requirements


Prior to contacting an Advisor:

  1. Review requirements for your program on the Department’s “Undergraduate” website (Linguistics, Speech Sciences, Cognitive Systems, or the Diploma Program);
  2. Review your Degree Navigator Report (current students);
  3. Prepare a course plan for completing your program;
  4. Include your UBC student number in any correspondence.


***Due to the COVID-19 situation, all drop-in advising hours are cancelled until further notice. You can always reach us via e-mail (see below for the Undergraduate Advisors’ e-mail addresses).***


Advising is also available by appointment. Please contact one of our Undergraduate Advisors by email to arrange a time:

Will Sarmiento,

Kathleen Currie Hall,


If you’re interested in finding tutoring to help you in your linguistics studies, please see the Assignment Help page.

Directed Studies / Honours Thesis

If you are interested in doing a directed studies course or an honours thesis, please be sure to talk to an advisor as soon as possible (at the e-mail addresses above) to learn about the options and the process. As part of the process, you will need to fill out this form (in conjunction with your supervisor) that explains what will be covered in the independent study.