Of the 55 units required for the major, no more than 12 may be below the 100-level and a maximum of 3 courses, totaling no more than 8 units, may be taken on a credit/no credit basis(CR/NC).
All required courses must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better, and no more than 8 units towards the 55 units of course work may be taken on a credit/no credit basis (CR/NC).
Of the courses that fulfill the 55 units, one should be Linguistics 196, taken in autumn of the junior year.
Courses that fullfill the Writing in the Major (WIM) requirement: Linguist 121B, 130A.
Note, any course taken between Spring 2020 and Summer 2021 in which the student received a final grade of "S" or "CR" counts toward undergraduate degree requirements that otherwise require a letter grade.
Majors must have competence in at least one language other than English.
Fulfilled by completion of six quarters of study of a language or the equivalent, at Stanford or at a community college, or by certification of proficiency through the Language Center (see University requirements).
Majors may petition to be exempted from the language requirement if they have grown up speaking a language other than English, can use it for everyday purposes, and for linguistic analysis.
Language course units do not count towards the major.