Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Linguistics
Description: Linguistics focuses on one of the most fascinating human capacities: the ability to communicate using a language. How do we acquire a particular language? How do we use it in different social contexts? How do languages vary and what are the universal principles behind intricate patterns of variation? Such questions led linguists to develop a scientific approach to the study of language as a defining property of human nature.

Studying linguistics will provide skills in problem solving, communication and phonetic transcription. It will also give you the ability to think scientifically about language and analyze linguistic structures, variation, and discourse.

URL: Linguistics at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Careers: Linguists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 to 100

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Students entering directly from high school are required to have completed five academic Grade 12 subjects, including English, with an average grade of 70% and no grade below 60%.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.