The joint major in Linguistics & Philosophy provides a solid foundation in both disciplines and allows students to explore theoretical issues and basic philosophical questions raised in connection with discussions of meaning, intention, and reference. Students graduating with a major in Linguistics & Philosophy will be able to demonstrate:
The joint major in Linguistics & Philosophy consists of 13 courses, including 5 courses in linguistics, 5 courses in philosophy, and 3 electives distributed across both areas.
5 Linguistics Courses
5 Philosophy Courses
3 Electives in Linguistics & Philosophy, e.g.
Students may take courses to fulfill some of these requirements (with advance approval of their advisor) in the BU Study Abroad and Internship programs. For further information, see BU Study Abroad’s website:
In addition to the standard joint major, we also have an Honors Program in Linguistics & Philosophy. For further information, see the Honors Program page: