Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Linguistic, Comparative, and Rel. Lang. Studies and Services, Other
Description: Linguistics is the study of language and its structure, including the study of morphology, syntax, phonetics, phonology and semantics. Linguistics students explore how a language is structured, how is it acquired, how is it used in the production and comprehension of messages, how does it change over time. They will try to answer questions relating to the nature of language such what all languages have in common or how do children learn a language.

Because language accompanies almost all human activities, and is the medium for many of them, Linguistics is a highly interdisciplinary study with connections to Philosophy, Psychology, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or Health Sciences. Knowledge of linguistics is useful in a variety of careers including computer sciences, information and telecommunications, language teaching, speech pathology or audiology, or translation and interpreting, just to name a few.

URL: Linguistics at Queen’s University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $39,247

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Careers: Linguists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]