Linguistics and Computer Science B.A.
(College of Letters and Science)


About the Major
The major combines the basic courses of the general linguistics program with that of computer science, accommodating students who want professional preparation in computer science but do not necessarily have a strong interest in computer systems hardware. The goal of linguistics is the enrichment of knowledge about the nature, grammar, and history of human language. Linguistics is a theoretical discipline, akin to philosophy, anthropology, and cognitive psychology.

Graduates can work in export firms; attend professional schools in law, business, and medicine; continue graduate studies in linguistics and related fields; and enter the teaching profession. The major provides training in analytical thinking, general organizational skills, clear writing, and the ability to discern patterns in complex arrays of data.

Required: Linguistics 20, Mathematics 31A, 31B, Philosophy 31, Program in Computing 10A, 10B, 10C, 30, completion of the sixth term in one foreign language or the third term in each of two foreign languages. Mathematics 61 is recommended.


Required: Twelve upper division courses as follows: Linguistics 103, 120A, 120B, 125, 165A or 165B, C180, 185A, Computer Science 131, 132, 161 or 163, 181, and one upper division elective in linguistics or computer science. Linguistics 104 and 185B are strongly recommended.

Linguistics Deparment
3125 Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543
Box 95

General Catalog:

The requirements listed above are from the UCLA General Catalog.
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