Students registered in a Bachelor’s program in another department may pursue the minor in linguistics.

Note that for students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree outside of the Faculty of Arts should check with their home faculty about how to register a minor in Arts.


Students in the minor in linguistics program must take at least 30 credits in linguistics and related areas, subject to the following:

Recommended Lower-Level Courses:

  • LING 100, 101, 209, and 222
  • STAT 203

*Note: 100-level LING courses do not count toward Honours, Major, or Minor programs in Linguistics. “Recommended” courses are additional courses that may help you better understand and succeed in the required courses for the program. There’s no necessity that you complete any or all of them; they are simply ones that you may find helpful, especially if your own background is somewhat weaker in those areas.

Required Courses:

  • both LING 200 and 201; and
  • 6 credits from LING 300, 311, 313, and 327; and
  • an additional 12 credits of LING courses numbered 300 or higher (which may include additional courses from LING 300, 311, 313, and 327); and
  • an additional 6 credits in Linguistics and related fields. These 6 credits may come from any combination of the following:
    • LING courses numbered 200 or higher;
    • upper-level courses in related areas. See this list for pre-approved courses from other departments. Courses from outside Linguistics that are not listed on that page must be approved by the Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor.


*Note 1: the Linguistics Major language requirement is not required for the minor in linguistics.

*Note 2: undergraduate students may enrol in graduate-level courses if they meet the requirements; see the UBC calendar and the graduate school for more information. Such courses can count toward upper-level credit requirements (i.e., as courses numbered 300 or higher).


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