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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Double Major Minor

Study the scientific, cultural, historical and psychological bases of language, linguistics, and language acquisition. You will explore the structure of language while gaining analytical, critical thinking, argumentation and descriptive writing skills.


Program Information

Linguistics is the scientific study of natural language organization. In the program, you will  receive a strong foundation in core aspects of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax) from a broad generative perspective, while being exposed to other areas, such as sociolinguistics, language variation and change, semantics, language acquisition and psycholinguistics. Through cross-linguistic exploration of human language, you will gain analytical and argumentation skills, as well as develop critical thinking and descriptive writing abilities.

Degree Information

Campus: Keele
Faculty:  Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree:   Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Degree Options: Double Major, Minor, Single Major, Specialized

3, 4 yrs

Experiential Education

Research / Other Activities

Honours Option




Degree Overview

Career Options

As a Linguistics major at York you will be well prepared for graduate studies and have the foundational knowledge for careers in linguistics-related areas such as speech-language pathology, communication sciences and education.


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Government Language Documentation and Fieldwork Law
Planning and Administering Language Policy Publishing and Editing Sign-language Interpreter
Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Teaching English and a Second Language Translation