Academic Planning Worksheet: Linguistics

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major has minimum admission requirements.

Suggested first- and second-year college courses:

  • LING 400 or other introductory course in linguistics
  • One year of a foreign language that belongs to a different family from the student’s native language
  • Completion of at least the third quarter, or equivalent, of a foreign language, with a minimum grade of 2.0

A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for linguistic, quantitative symbolic reasoning (QSR) and writing courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in these three courses. The department accepts students who meet the minimum requirements, but recognizes that a GPA of 2.50 or higher is indicative of the motivation and academic skills needed for a reasonable probability of success in the program.


Courses required for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
Foreign Language, first-year college level 1
One writing course (W)
One quantitative & symbolic reasoning (QSR) course
Introductory linguistics course

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 99

Total from Washington community colleges: 17

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 5
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 5
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 1
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 2
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 3
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below1

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