May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED OR BETA CATALOG]

Linguistics Minor


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 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)

Minor Requirements (15 units)


Electives (6 units)


Six units of upper division course work, approved by the linguistics advisor

Total Units Required (15 units)