Linguistics

Linguistics involves investigating language systematically, exploring how it is used in day to day life, and discovering how it is realized in the human mind. You will learn how to construct logical arguments through analytical reasoning, probe language behaviour with experiments, and apply linguistic insights in human health, language technology, and language teaching.

Overview

The Linguistics program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a minor and certificates in First Nations language proficiency and in teaching ESL linguistics as well as a major.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Admission requirements for Linguistics

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major program

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

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Linguistics

APPLYING TO THE MINOR PROGRAM

You may add the minor program to any major program. Speak to your faculty advisor.

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:

  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Computational Linguist
  • Audiologist
  • Forensic Linguist
  • Research Analyst
  • Communication Specialist
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Web Developer
  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Immigration Officer
  • Lexicographer
  • Endangered Languages Educator
  • ESL Teacher
  • Copy Editor
  • Sociolinguist
  • Foreign Language Instructor
  • Career Development Officer
  • Community Educator
  • Journalist
  • Librarian