What will I learn?

Do you love words and language? Linguistics lets you follow that passion and open doors to many different careers. Study the structure of languages and learn how the brain organizes language.

Quick facts:

Program options:

  • Bachelor degree, Minor

Study options:

  • Full-time study, Part-time study

Program delivery:

  • On-campus

Dynamic learning:

Co-op optional

Areas of focus:

  • Optional concentrations are available to students in the BA program.
  • Indigenous Languages
  • Language and Speech
  • Language and Society

Careers:

  • Communications officer
  • Community outreach and advocacy worker
  • Curriculum planner
  • Librarian or archivist
  • Literacy facilitator
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Teacher specializing in English as a second/additional language
  • Translator and interpreter

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$25,860.00 (US$ 20,898) per year
Application deadline

31 March 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 4 May 2022

Venue

Faculty of Humanities

Clearihue Building C305,

VICTORIA,

British Columbia (BC),

V8P 5C2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must complete 12 years or more of academic preparation and graduate from a recognized senior secondary school program. University entrance examinations required in the home country may also be requested. English language requirement: CAEL: Canadian Academic English Language Assessment score- 70, with no section less than 60; IELTS (Academic): 6.5, with no component less than 6.0; LPI: Language Proficiency Index score – Level 6; MELAB: Michigan English Language Assessment Battery score – 90; TOEFL: 90 on the iBT (Internet-based test) with no section less than 20, or 575 on the PBT (paper-based test).

For international students

Apply to the Faculty of Humanities as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

Alternatively, you can choose another major as your primary degree program and add this program as a "minor" to broaden your studies.

Twelve years of academic preparation and graduation from a recognized senior secondary school or completion of a recognized diploma program.

English Language Requirements:

  • CAEL: Canadian Academic English Language Assessment score- 70, with no section less than 60
  • IELTS (Academic): International English Language Testing System score - 6.5, with no component less than 6.0
  • LPI: Language Proficiency Index score – Level 6
  • MELAB: Michigan English Language Assessment Battery score – 90
  • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language score - 90 on the iBT (Internet-based test) with no section less than 20, or 575 on the PBT (paper-based test)

Application deadline: September entry: January 31; January entry: September 30; May entry: March 31

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Victoria offers below pathways courses for this subject
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