Declaring Your Major/Minor in Linguistics
For Bi-Co Students
(The Linguistics Department offers two majors: Linguistics, Linguistics & Language. The following instructions apply to both categories.)
Bi-Co students declare their major in Linguistics by following their own college's procedure for major declaration. Bryn Mawr students do NOT need to declare their Linguistics major at Haverford.
- Email Shizhe Huang (email@example.com), chair of Linguistics, to schedule a meeting. The subject line of the email should be: Declaring major (or minor) in Linguistics—Your Name. All subsequent email communication related to major declaration should follow this single thread. Attach an (un)official transcript to the email so that Prof. Huang can consult it while checking your major plan.
- During the meeting, we will go over your plan on course work (past, present, and future), credits from Study Abroad, if applicable, and senior thesis.
- To Haverford students, you should bring the major declaration form with you to the meeting, and submit the completed form signed by Prof. Huang to the Haverford Registrar’s Office afterwards.
- To Bryn Mawr students, you should go on BioNic to complete your official declaration with Bryn Mawr Registrar’s Office. You should choose LINGAB as the code for the Linguistics major, and LLANSAB as the code for the Linguistics & Language major.
- After completing the home college’s major declaration requirements, you must go online and complete the Linguistics Major Plan that the Tri-Co Linguistics department requires all potential majors/minors to submit. Please do NOT fill out the part on Honors. That’s a departmental decision at Bi-Co, not a personal decision. Forms are available at: swarthmore.edu/linguistics/forms.
When done with the above, please do the following:
- SAVE THE FORM AS IS PLUS YOUR NAME AT THE END OF THE FILE NAME
- Email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org by following the same major declaration email thread.
- Copy it to Ms. Dorothy Kunzig (email@example.com), who is the Office Manager of Linguistics at Swarthmore.
- In this email, include your (un)official transcript so that both of us have the same documents on file. It is VERY important for a Tri-Co department to keep an accurate and complete record of students from all three colleges. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
- We welcome double majors. Over the last few years, we have seen an increase in the number of students who double major in Linguistics and the following majors: Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Mathematics, Anthropology, Sociology, English, Music, and German. Please note that at Haverford, a student must have a 3.7 GPA in order to qualify for double majoring. At Bryn Mawr, there is no such specific stipulation. But if you are a Bryn Mawr student, you should discuss your double major plan with your dean.
If you have any questions, please contact Shizhe Huang (firstname.lastname@example.org)