Linguistics Department




Thank you for your interest in our Linguistics program at UT Austin!  Prior to enrolling at UT Austin, our Office of Admissions will be your primary contact.  In addition to the Linguistics website, you may also find the links below to be helpful.

Liberal Arts Prospective Students
Campus Visits
Course Transferability and Transfer Guides
Credit by Exam


Linguistics is an "open" major, meaning that we welcome all current UT students to pursue it. The process for declaring the Linguistics major will vary according to your current UT Austin College/School:

Current Liberal Arts students may change to (or add) a Linguistics major after meeting with our academic advisor. At this meeting, we’ll address your questions, review degree requirements and opportunities, and update your academic record. If you aren’t yet prepared to “declare” Linguistics but would like to discuss the major with an advisor, please also feel free to reach out. In either case, please use our Calendly link to set up your appointment: (Katie Bland, Senior Academic Advisor)

Current UT students from other colleges (e.g., Natural Sciences, Education, etc.) must first apply for internal transfer to Linguistics through the Office of Admissions. For more information on that process and a link to the application portal, please visit the Internal Transfer for Current Students website. Application deadlines are May 1 (to join the major the following fall) and December 1 (for spring admission). Once you have submitted your application, please feel free to make an appointment with our advisor using the Calendly link above.

We meet with current UT students who are interested in the Linguistics major throughout the year, excepting the first few days of each semester, the registration advising period (release of the Course Schedule through the end of registration), and New Student Orientation days. We look forward to meeting with you to explore the Linguistics major!


  • Department of Linguistics

    University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street STOP B5100
    Robert L. Patton Hall (RLP) 4.304
    Austin, TX 78712