(Minimum of 156 credits required)

The B.A./M.A. in Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature (LLCL) with Linguistics Concentration is a combined degree program that enables outstanding students to graduate with both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in LLCL: Linguistics Concentration. The program is 156 credits. Students complete 120 credits for the undergraduate degree and 36 credits for the non-thesis track of the graduate degree. Students complete the undergraduate degree first, taking no more than 12 credits of graduate coursework in their senior year, which are then used to satisfy requirements for both degrees. Prospective students must formally apply to this program and meet all admission requirements.


    1. Each applicant must be a declared major in LLCL: Linguistics Concentration at Florida Atlantic University, with 60-90 credits earned toward the B.A. degree, including completion of (i) LIN 3010 Introduction to Linguistics and (ii) 2 upper-division linguistics course taught in English or in lingua. Applicants may apply in the semester in which they expect to complete the required coursework.
    2. Applicants must have a minimum 3.00 GPA for the last 60 undergraduate credits attempted and a minimum grade of ‘B’ in the linguistics courses taken at the undergraduate level (taught in English or in lingua).
    3. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, written by LLCL faculty.
    4. Applicants must provide a writing sample (term paper or essay) as part of their application, preferably from a class taught by LLCL faculty.
    5. Applicants must provide a two-page typed, double-spaced autobiographical statement indicating the nature of their preparation for graduate work and the reasons for seeking the combined B.A./M.A. degree in LLCL: Linguistics Concentration.
    6. Prior to applying, prospective applicants for the combined B.A./M.A. degree are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the department's Director of Graduate Studies and the coordinator of the Linguistics Program.
    7. The application deadline is  October 1  for Spring admission, and  April 1  for Fall admission.



In their senior year, students admitted to the combined degree program may take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework, which are then used to satisfy requirements for both degrees. This will be accomplished by substituting 12 credits of upper division non-core elective courses (3000 or 4000 level) with 12 credits of graduate coursework (5000 or 6000 level) with the course prefixes LIN and FOL or language-specific graduate linguistics courses taught in English or in lingua or TSL 6253 Applied Linguistics & TESOL.



To be eligible for the combined B.A./M.A. degree, students must complete all requirements for the B.A. in LLCL: Linguistics Concentration and the M.A. in LLCL: Linguistics Concentration (the non-thesis track).