Honors in linguistics

Honors Programs at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland offers a University Honors Program and also an Honors Humanities Program.

Honors in Linguistics

To graduate with Honors in Linguistics, you must first Find a Linguistics faculty member who will supervise an honors thesis. Then optionally register for Ling499 (Directed Studies) with that faculty member. Do good research and write a good thesis paper. Arrange a presentation of your work with the faculty member. Have the faculty member tell me that you are graduating with honors, at least a few weeks before the end of your last semester, so that I can inform the Registrar's office.

Generally is is necessary to have your research project well-defined and underway during your junior year. I recommend getting involved in research in the department (that is, working as a research assistant for a faculty member) as early as possible if you are thinking you'd like to do an honors project. Make sure to talk to me about your goals. I may be able to facilitate the process.

Note that HON218L can be used in place of Ling240 whenever Ling240 is required as a prerequisite for a Linguistics course.