Program Information

School: University of Toronto – Mississauga
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Linguistics
Description: Why does “blick” sound like it could be a word in English but “bnick” does not? Are young people really destroying language? Why is Siri bad at understanding different accents and the speech of young children? Can the structures of all of the languages of the world be explained by a universal set of abstract operations? How can young children acquire languages so effortlessly, while it is often very difficult to learn a second language as an adult?

These are just some of the questions that you might encounter in a linguistics course. Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and the field is very broad, encompassing topics such as the internal structure of language, how infants and adults learn language(s), how language is used to express identity, and commonalities and differences among speakers of the world.

URL: Linguistics (HBA) at University of Toronto – Mississauga
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

The cost listed is effective for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Careers: Linguists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75 to 79
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have an average of mid to high 70s.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]