Linguistics Advisement FAQ

Departmental Advisement FAQ

Scheduling an Appointment

The College of Arts and Sciences Advisement Center is putting the following safety preventative measures in place to ensure the health of our staff and students during COVID-19 (  All advisement appointments will be handled virtually. Arts & Sciences Advisors are available to you during this difficult time. Our full schedule will be appointments, no walk-ins. Appointments will still be the normal 30 minutes sessions. When scheduling an appointment in LoboAchieve, please indicate the following: 

  1. Method of appointment- Select from Skype Call or Phone Call.
  2. Skype Call- In order to do a skype call, you will need to download SKYPE FOR BUSINESS at this link. You can download this to your computer or from your cellular device app store. You will need to login with your UNM netid and password.
  3. Phone Call- If it is necessary for you to have a phone call appointment, please provide us with your phone number. We will call you at the time of the scheduled appointment from a blocked number.  
  4. Reason for your appointment  
    • Holds on account 
    • Class schedule 
    • Registration questions 
    • Other (Please give a brief explanation of the reason for the appointment)  


Current students may check their Registration Hold(s) on LoboWeb:

  • Log-in to using your UNM Net ID and Password
  • Select the Student Life Tab
  • Click on LoboWeb
  • Click on Registration & Records

         Registration (Add/Drop), Course search, Check for Holds

         Registration portal

         Check My Registration Status

         Choose term

Admissions Hold: Contact Admissions at 277-8900

Bursar Hold: Contact Bursar at 277-5363

New Student Learning/ Graduation Planning: If you have a hold for Graduation Planning or New Student Learning Workshops, online versions of these will be emailed to you. If you have a Department Orientation hold, your advisor will contact you about how to resolve that via distance. Please monitor your UNM email for updates.

New to A&S Hold: Contact the Arts & Sciences Advisement Center at 277-4621 to set up appointment.

Registration Errors and Restricted Sections

Check the catalog for prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses at

A&S Advisor does not do any overrides for Linguistics students, except DUPLIC if students are trying to take more than one section of LING 490 topics in the same semester. Other overrides must go through Department Faculty Advisor

Degree Planning

Major Requirements:

The major requires 33 hours (24 in required courses, 9 in approved electives) plus 4th semester of foreign language or equivalent (proficiency) for both 1st AND 2nd majors after 201610.

Required courses are: LING 301, 303, 304, 322, 331, 367, 412 or 446, 425 or 429.

The 9 credit hours in approved electives may be selected from courses in Linguistics or from courses in other departments approved by the department advisor. (Linguistics, NOT LANGUAGES).

 See info in LING binder/department orientation presentation for details

Minor Requirements

LING Minor: The minor in Linguistics requires 21 credit hours of courses numbered 200 or above: 12 credit hours of required linguistics courses (LING 301, 303, 304, and 322) and 9 credit hours of electives. Same elective rules as for the LING major.

LING/SIGN/Navajo: Although LING, SIGN and Navajo are all technically in the same department (Linguistics), students can have combined programs (SIGN major with LING 2nd major or minor, or Navajo minor, LING major with Navajo minor, etc.)

Other Information

The roadmap is structured on a 3-year plan for completing the major, since many students do not decide on Linguistics immediately as freshman. However, if students do have more time to complete the major, they should adjust their plan and spread out the workload, particularly of semester 4, since LING 304 is a very challenging course.