BSc in Linguistics

The School of Linguistics and Language Studies offers the following BSc Linguistics programs:

Students in the BSc Linguistics program can choose from two concentrations to tailor their Linguistics degree to their interests: Linguistic Theory, or Psycholinguistics & Communication Disorders. Within each concentration, students choose a Psychology or Neuroscience focus. Qualified students in the Psycholinguistics & Communication Disorders concentration have the opportunity to take a practicum course that provides clinical experience in speech-language pathology.

We also offer a BA in Linguistics.

Our Linguistics programs cover the following topics:

  • Phonetics: production, perception and acoustic properties of human speech sounds
  • Phonology: variations and patterns of speech sounds
  • Morphology: word categories, structure and creation of words
  • Syntax: structure of phrases and sentences
  • Semantics: word, phrase and sentence meaning
  • Historical Linguistics: language change and language relationships
  • Psycholinguistics: language processing and perception, language acquisition
  • Neurolinguistics: Biological foundation and neuro-cognitive mechanisms of language
  • Communication Disorders: Disorders of speech, language, fluency, hearing and voice
  • Research Methodology and Statistics: experimental design and data analysis

The science requirements include math, biology, chemistry, and neuroscience or psychology.

Click here for a list of Linguistics courses in the Undergraduate Calendar.

We also regularly offer special topic courses. This year we are offering:

Other recent topics offered include: Language in the Legal Domain, Semantic Variation and Social Meaning, Japanese Syntax, and Linguistic and Social Aspects of Inuktitut.  

Students in the BSc program are required at graduation to have a working knowledge of a language other than English. Proficiency is determined by successful completion of a university course in the language or by an oral or written test given by SLaLS.

For further information on Linguistics in SLaLS, please visit our Linguistics homepage.

Got questions, check our FAQ and contact our academic advisor Dr. Kumiko Murasugi.