Linguistics

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: March
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$145
Full-time
Intakes: October
International tuition: CA$12,695.9
Domestic tuition: CA$5,593.5

Program overview

Language is at the core of every human interaction, and increasingly machine interaction. The study of linguistics gives people an insight into this remarkable communication tool.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Exams:

  • PTE
  • TOEFL PBT
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL iBT
Applicants educated in other countries may be considered for admission on their academic merits. Those completing Canadian high school courses will always have the grades obtained in these courses used in lieu of equivalents obtained on international certificates. Detailed information is available at: ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/apply. International students seeking admission on the basis of documents not listed on the Admissions website should submit certificates indicating the courses studied and the grades achieved to the Admissions Office. When these certificates are in a language other than English, English translations (prepared by a certified translator) must accompany the original documents.Applicants educated in other countries may be considered for admission on their academic merits. Those completing Canadian high school courses will always have the grades obtained in these courses used in lieu of equivalents obtained on international certificates. Detailed information is available at: ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/apply. International students seeking admission on the basis of documents not listed on the Admissions website should submit certificates indicating the courses studied and the grades achieved to the Admissions Office. When these certificates are in a language other than English, English translations (prepared by a certified translator) must accompany the original documents. Required Courses English Language Arts 30-1 Three approved courses One approved course or option Required Courses Notes Alberta Mathematics 30-1 (or equivalent) is required as a prerequisite for courses in Archaeology. Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 are required as prerequisites for Biology 241 in the BA/BSc in Primatology Honours, and the BA/BSc in Archaeology with a concentration in Physical Anthropology. Only one of Art, Dance, Drama or Music can be used in calculating the admission average. A minimum grade of 70% in Alberta Mathematics 30-1 (or equivalent) is the prerequisite for first-year math courses. Equivalent International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses are accepted. If you are currently completing high school, you will automatically be considered for admission using the standard admission by calculating your admission average using final grade 11 grades and at least one grade 12 approved course (if both grade 11 and 12 grades are provided, the grade 12 grade will be used) from the required courses for your program choice. Admitted students must complete all 30-level (or equivalent) required courses outlined above, maintain the admission average required for admission in the application year and obtain the Alberta Grade 12 diploma (or equivalent).

Career opportunities

​As a Linguistics graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Linguistics can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Campus location

Calgary , Canada

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