The joint major in Spanish & Linguistics provides an opportunity for students to combine the study of Spanish language, literature, and culture with the study of linguistics. Students graduating with a major in Spanish & Linguistics will be able to demonstrate:
The major consists of 13 courses, including 6 in Spanish, 6 in linguistics, and 1 in Spanish linguistics. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy general requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). An advisor can assist you in designing your program of study.
Note: for Spanish linguistics courses cross-listed with CAS LS and CAS LX numbers, the LS and LX courses will satisfy exactly the same requirements, regardless of whether the student has registered for the LS or LX course.
6 Spanish Courses
6 Linguistics Courses
1 Spanish Linguistics Course, e.g.
Students may also 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 Spanish & Linguistics. For further information, see the Honors Program page: