Linguistics

students in class

Program Summary

Linguistics is the study of language; it examines the construction of language and the mechanics of speech, and attempts to explain why language varies in humans. The program helps students to understand language components such as speech (sounds, phonetics and phonology), morphology of words, sentences (meanings, syntax and semantics), and the discourse of texts or conversations.

The Major Program in Linguistics is designed to help students prepare for entry into professional programs in areas with a significant language component, such as speech/language pathology, education, and language teaching.  The Specialist Program in Linguistics is designed for students who are interested in a more intensive study of linguistics or entry into a graduate program in linguistics.

Program Details

Degree Offered: Honours Bachelor of Arts
Offered as Co-op: Yes
Program Options: Major / Minor / Specialist

Program Admissions

Admissions Category: Social Sciences & Humanities
Supplementary Application Form Required: No
Admission Prerequisites: English
Approximate Grade Requirements: Mid 70s (Non Co-op) / High 70s (Co-op)
OUAC Application Code: TUD (Non Co-op) / TXA (Co-op)

Student Experience

Career Options: Program Tipsheet
Clubs and Associations: Linguistics Student Association (LSA)