Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics

The BA Linguistics program provides the student with the fundamentals of contemporary linguistic theories and methodologies which will enable her/him to study language scientifically for translation work, teaching and research. The program has three curricula – BA Linguistics – Plan A (Linguistics), BA Linguistics – Plan B (Linguistics and Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia), and BA Linguistics (Plan C – Linguistics and East Asian Languages). Plan C currently has 2 tracks — Plan C (Japanese Language) and Plan C (Korean Language).


Freshman admissions to the BA Linguistics program is through the UP College Admissions Test (UPCAT), Iskolar ng Bayan Program, and through international qualifications. For more information, please visit https://upcat.up.edu.ph/htmls/aboutupcat.html#admission.

For shifting and transfer applicants, the General Weighted Average (GWA) required to be eligible for admission is 2.0 for UP students and 1.75 for other students.



Shiftees (students from CSSP and other UP Diliman Colleges) and Transferees from other UP campuses may inquire at the Office of the College Secretary. Transferees from other universitites may inquire at the Office of the University Registrar.

BA Linguistics Retention Policy

Linguistics students are required to have an average of 1.75 in their Linggwistiks 110 and 115 courses in order to continue the program. A retention average grade of 2.0 is also required in all the Linggwistiks courses. For Plans B and C majors, a 2.0 retention average grade is required in all the Bahasa Indonesia / Malaysia (Plan B) and Hapon / Koreyano (Plan C) courses respectively.

Revised BA Linguistics Curricula (starting 2018 intake):

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2nd Semester, (2020-21)2020/03/01
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