Graduate Minor

A minor is a block of course work completed in any academic unit outside the student’s major. A minor in Linguistics is available at both the MA and PhD levels. A Linguistics minor must be approved by the student’s academic unit and the graduate coordinator of the Linguistics Department. All students with a minor must have a supervisory committee in GIMS. The student’s supervisory committee must include a graduate faculty member in Linguistics. This person may serve as the external member. A special appointment may not serve as the representative for a Linguistics minor. The minor appears on the student’s transcript along with the program name and the degree awarded.

Competency in the minor must be demonstrated orally or in writing to the supervisory committee. A 3.00 (truncated) GPA in minor coursework is required for minor credit.

Courses taken elsewhere (not at UF) may not be used to satisfy minor requirements.

Students must satisfy the prerequisites for any LIN courses that they take for the minor. The prerequisites may include Introduction to Linguistics. This course cannot be counted towards the minor.

 

Masters Minor in Linguistics

A Masters Minor in Linguistics requires 9 credits of LIN courses numbered above 5000.

The elective(s) must be approved by the Linguistics representative on the student’s supervisory committee.

Both thesis and non-thesis MA students must be examined orally and/or in writing in the minor.

 

PhD Minor in Linguistics

A PhD Minor in Linguistics requires 15 credits of LIN courses numbered above 5000.

The elective(s) must be approved by the Linguistics representative on the student’s supervisory committee.

Competency in the minor is demonstrated by written examination by the minor academic unit or by the oral qualifying examination. The qualifying examination is prepared and evaluated by the supervisory committee, is both written and oral, and covers the major and minor subjects.