Undergraduate Admissions

We welcome your application to our department, and hope you can join our community of scholars!

Incoming freshman or undergraduate transfer applicants who are interested in pursuing linguistics study must first apply and be accepted to the University at Buffalo. All relevant information, including admissions criteria, the online application, dates and deadlines, and standardized test score requirements, can be found by visiting UB Undergraduate Admissions.

How to Apply

Current undergraduate students who are interested in majoring (Bachelor of Arts) or minoring in linguistics study must complete the Major/Minor in Linguistics Application, and submit it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The department offers three concentrations: Applied LinguisticsLanguage, Society, and Communication; and Language and Cognition. Two honors tracks are also available: Language Structure and Theory and Language and Cognition. Additionally, students may major or minor in ChineseGermanJapanese or Korean. Thirty-six credits are required to complete the major, eighteen credits to complete the minor.

With questions about the undergraduate application process, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.