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Undergraduate Programs

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Our undergraduate programs stress the study of language both as a fundamental human faculty and as a changing social institution. At the core of the programs are a set of departmental courses on the nature of human language; in addition, the major draws on courses offered by other departments and programs.

Linguistics majors
The undergraduate major stresses the study of language both as a fundamental human faculty and as a changing social institution. At the core of the program is a set of departmental courses on the nature of human language; in addition, the major draws on courses offered by other departments and programs.
Linguistics undergrads
The undergraduate minor provides a solid background in linguistics which is valuable for work in any field in which communication is important.
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The joint major in Computer Science and Linguistics allows students to integrate ideas and skills from the two disciplines. As of June 18, 2019, the department is no longer accepting new students to the CS + Linguistics joint major program.
Undergraduates studying outside Meyer Library
The coterminal degree program allows students to receive the B.A. and M.A. degrees in Linguistics simultaneously.
An undergraduate presents a poster at the LSA Annual Meeting
A small number of summer research internships provide opportunities for Stanford undergraduates to work closely with faculty on faculty-led research and scholarship.