The program in Linguistics and Cognitive Science is interdepartmental, combining the resources of faculty members from a number of departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education. In addition to an undergraduate major in linguistics, the department sponsors the graduate courses described below. They are closely allied to programs in anthropology and in the teaching of English as a second language. Other graduate courses in linguistics are offered by the Departments of Anthropology, English, Philosophy, Psychology, Reading, Educational Theory and Practice, and the foreign language departments. A combined B.A./M.S. program in linguistics and teaching English to speakers of other languages is available.
In the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, students in the M.A. program may select a sequence in Spanish linguistics. The Ph.D. program in Spanish also offers a concentration in linguistics. Requirements for these sequences are found in the program descriptions for the respective departments.