Computing Science and Linguistics

Overview

If you want to construct and model systems that represent the meaning of natural language, then you will be interested in this program. Study elements of computing, linguistics, cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

The School of Computing Science and the Department of Linguistics offer this joint major.

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Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Data Scientist
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Natural Language Processing Engineer
  • Research Linguist
  • Speech Scientist
  • Voice User Interface Designer

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

Admission requirements

If you are interested in this joint major, you can apply to either Computing Science or Linguistics and must meet the requirements for the program you apply to.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp and either
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Applied Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BSC Computing Science
    • or

    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BA Linguistics

After you have been admitted, speak to an advisor about the joint major option.