Students registered in a Bachelor’s program in another department may pursue the minor in speech sciences. 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 must take at least 39 credits in linguistics and related areas, subject to the following:

Recommended courses:

  • LING 100 or 101;
  • PHYS 100 or 101;
  • PHYS 341;
  • BIOL 153 or 155;
  • PSYC 207 or 208 (when the topic is relevant to Speech Sciences or Linguistics)

*Note: 100-level LING courses do not count toward Honours, Major or Minor programs in Speech Sciences. “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:

  • all of LING 200, 201, 209, and 222; and
  • both PSYC 101 and 102; and
  • both LING 313 and 314; and
  • either LING 300 or 311; and
  • an additional 6 credits from AUDI 402, LING 451, or LING 452;
  • an additional 6 credits numbered 300 or higher (possibly including additional sections of LING 447). These 6 credits may include any LING courses numbered 300 or higher and any of the pre-approved upper-level course in related areas listed here. Courses from outside Linguistics that are not listed on that page must be approved by the Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor. Students intending to apply for admission to a graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology can use these credits to meet admission eligibility requirements for specific programs they will be applying to (e.g., AUDI 402, AUDI 403, PSYC courses).


Note: 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).


Quick Links

On this page
    Back to toparrow_upward