Linguistics, Minor

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Overview

By declaring a minor in linguistics, you get to analyze the nature and structure of language through an interdisciplinary approach.

Linguistics, Minor

Where You'll Go

Declaring a minor allows you to explore interests outside of your major and make interdisciplinary connections. A minor in linguistics will set you apart as a candidate in such fields as foreign service, international business, translation and interpreting, lexicography, teaching, information technology, technical writing, and publishing, among others.

Minor Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Minor Requirements (13–16 Credits)

A program of 13 to 16 credits as follows:

Linguistics 2001

Two courses from area 2 of the major.

At least one other course chosen from area 2 and/or area 3 of the major.

Each course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses presented for this minor may not be counted toward the major in any of the departments listed under area 3 of the linguistics major. Students should meet with the program director to plan a program suited to their interests and career plans.


Contact the English Department or Linguistics program for information on academic advisers and office hours.

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