The Department of Linguistics offers one Major and two Minor degree options. A Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate is also offered at the undergraduate level.
For undergraduate students interested in majoring in linguistics, our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program offers the opportunity to build a foundation in theoretical linguistics while exploring the breath of areas of study across Linguistics. We offer courses and programs of study the theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language documentation, and language acquisition and teaching. Students are also offered the opportunity to study non-romance or non-germanic languages, including Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Swahili, or Russian).
The Linguistics major consists of 33 semester hours of coursework. To be granted a Major in Linguistics, a student must maintain a 2.5 UF GPA on all critical tracking coursework in semester 3 and a 2.75 UF GPA in- semesters 4 and 5.
For students interested in minoring in Linguistics, our program offers the opportunity to build a foundation in theoretical Linguistics, as well as be introduced to some other areas of Linguistics, such as sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, or language acquisition. Students are also offered the opportunity to study a non-romance or non-germanic language (e.g. Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Swahili, or Russian). To be granted a Minor in Linguistics or TESL, a student must complete, with a 2.0 average, 15 credits (5 classes) with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA.
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate or Minor
Our department offers beginning professional development in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) through an undergraduate certificate or minor administered by Linguistics.
The 18 credit-hour TESL certificate is open to undergraduate students in any undergraduate program at UF. The TESL Certificate is designed for those who wish to teach English in a variety of settings, either overseas or in the US.
For further information contact the Linguistics Undergraduate Coordinator:
Dr. Paula Golombek
4131 Turlington Hall
PO Box 115454
Gainesville, FL 32611
Telephone: (352) 294-7459