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 – B.A., B.S., Certificate
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.