Undergraduate Overview

Our diverse population of undergraduate students learn in cutting-edge facilities with professors at the forefront of their fields. 

Undergraduate students in the Department of Linguistics have the option to pursue several different degree tracks. The traditional BA in Linguistics degree is available in three concentrations: Applied Linguistics; Language and Cognition; and Language, Society and Communication. Exceptional students may pursue Honors Tracks in Language and Cognition or Language Structure and Theory. 

The department also offers a BA in Language and Linguistics in four language concentrations: Chinese, German, Japanese and Korean. These degrees are especially designed for students with an interest in teaching and translation. In addition to these tracks, undergraduate students may take classes in the following non-degree-granting languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Hindi-Urdu, Modern Greek, Polish and Russian. 

We invite you to learn more about our courses in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

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Jeff Good

Department Chair; Associate Professor

Specialties: Morphosyntactic typology, Niger-Congo languages, Language documentation

613 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0126

Email: jcgood@buffalo.edu

Robert Hoeing

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor

Specialties: German Syntax, Syntactic Theory, and Business German

639 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0130

Email: rghoeing@buffalo.edu