Program Information

School: University of Victoria
Faculty: Humanities
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Linguistics
Description: The B.Sc. program emphasizes courses in experimental phonetics, speech and hearing physiology, psycholinguistics and child language, with extralinguistic requirements in cognitive and developmental psychology, neuropsychology, biology, mathematics, and physics. These programs emphasize a basic scientific education in a broad but relevant spectrum of fields, together with a strong concentration in linguistics as a science.

The B.Sc. in Linguistics is largely constructed to provide students who wish to pursue careers in speech pathology and/or audiology with the best possible background to ensure acceptance into one of the postgraduate programs which specialize in this area. The B.Sc. Major requires LING 230 (Introduction to Linguistic Typology), 250 (Phonetics), 251 (Phonology), and 252 (Introduction to Syntax), as well as requiring courses in physiology and anatomy, calculus, physics, and psychology. We suggest other electives be taken from among the computer science, physiology and anatomy, physics, psychology, and foreign language offerings during the first two years. To receive the Co-op notation upon graduation, undergraduate students must perform satisfactorily in each of the required work terms. The Humanities, Fine Arts and Professional Writing Co-op Program is designed to provide students with an academic background and certain skills appropriate to a wide range of careers.

URL: Linguistics (BSc) at University of Victoria
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,783
Careers: Linguists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]