Wichita State's minor in linguistics is a useful addition to many majors such as foreign language, psychology, English and education. The minor equips you with knowledge of how language works, how it's used and how it changes—and is excellent preparation for graduate study and a wide range of careers.

Learn how linguistics is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


To complete the 15-credit-hour linguistics minor, you'll select courses from three groups, including:

  • Basic Linguistic Theory
  • Study of Specific Languages or Language Groups (French, Russian, Spanish, Romance Linguistics or Old English)
  • Areas of Contact Between Linguistics and Other Disciplines


A minor in linguistics from Wichita State will give you the knowledge and skills to pursue further language study—and opens doors to careers at home and abroad.

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