Related Programs

UW-Madison offers degree programs in a host of Language Science-related areas that intersect with or enhance a Linguistics major. The study of linguistics lends itself to fruitful interdisciplinary interaction with a variety of other fields, including social, computational, and natural sciences and humanities. Although many of our graduates have Linguistics as their sole major, students often choose to formalize their palette of interests by declaring some combination of Linguistics plus an additional major or certificate. The UW programs listed below are among those that resonate most naturally with linguistics. See the UW-Madison Guide for the full list of degree program options at UW-Madison.

Note that a “Certificate” at UW-Madison is similar to what is called a “minor” concentration at other institutions, although generally more substantial than a typical minor.

Programs in related Cognitive or Social Sciences:

Anthropology – B.A., B.S.

Communication Arts – B.A., B.S.

Communication Sciences & Disorders – B.A., B.S.

Computer Sciences – B.A., B.S., Certificate

Data Science – coming Fall 2020

Digital Studies – Certificate

Educational Policy Studies – B.S., Certificate

International Studies – B.A., B.S.

Neurobiology – B.A., B.S.

Public Policy – Certificate

Psychology – B.A., B.S.

Sociology – B.A., B.S.

TESOL – Certificate

Programs with a specific language or areal focus:

African Cultural Studies – B.A., B.S.

African Studies – Certificate

American Indian Studies – Certificate

Asian Languages & Cultures (concentrations in East, South, Southeast, or Trans-Asian) – B.A., B.S.

Chinese – B.A., B.S.

Chinese Professional Communications – Certificate

Classical Humanities – B.A., B.S.

Classics – B.A., B.S.

East Central European Languages, Literatures, & Cultures – Certificate

English (Language & Linguistics track) – B.A., B.S.

European Studies – Certificate

French – B.A., B.S., Certificate

German – B.A., B.S., Certificate

Italian – B.A., B.S., Certificate

Japanese – B.A., B.S.

Japanese Professional Communication – Certificate

Jewish Studies – B.A., B.S., Certificate

Latin – B.A., B.S.

Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies – B.A., B.S.

Middle East Studies – Certificate

Polish – B.A., B.S.

Portuguese – B.A., B.S.

Russian – B.A., B.S.

Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies – Certificate

Scandinavian Studies – B.A., B.S., Certificate

Spanish – B.A., B.S.