The Minor in Linguistics, offered by the Department of Linguistics and Language Development, provides training in the scientific study of language for students whose professional competence would be enhanced by a more thorough knowledge of linguistics than is provided in their majors.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.
Minor Proficiency (0-10 units)
Must meet one of the following criteria:
For students for whom English is not the native language, one year of college level English study may fulfill this requirement.
One year of college level language other than student’s native language 10 unit(s)
Demonstrated equivalent competence 0 unit(s)
One year of college level American Sign Language 6 unit(s)