Beyond choosing to study Linguistics, you’ve got the option to customize how you study. You can choose the length and depth of specialization within your degree — whether it’s a three-year bachelor’s or more intensive four-year honours bachelor’s program. If you’re weighing two subjects of interest but can’t make a decision, you’re able to declare a major, which would be your primary area of study, as well as a minor, or secondary subject. Or give them equal billing and go for a double major. Whatever path you envision, you’ll have choices to accommodate you along the way.
Not sure which courses you need to enrol in to complete the requirements for your degree? The checklists below are intended as guides to help you select which courses you need to take.
Choose the checklist for the year you began your study, as they are updated often. These checklists do not provide official confirmation of your eligibility to graduate. To find out which courses you have already completed toward your degree, use the Degree Progress Report. For more help, contact your academic advisor.
Students take at least 30 credits in linguistics, including AP/LING 1000 6.0, AP/LING 2110 3.0, AP/LING 2120 3.0, AP/LING 2130 3.0, AP/LING 2140 3.0 and one of either AP/LING 3120 3.0 or AP/LING 3140 3.0, and an additional 9 credits in linguistics at the 3000 or 4000 level.
Students take at least 42 credits in linguistics, including AP/LING 1000 6.0; AP/LING 2110 3.0; AP/LING 2120 3.0; AP/LING 2130 3.0; AP/LING 2140 3.0; AP/LING 3120 3.0; AP/LING 3140 3.0; and an additional 12 credits at the 4000 level.
The following courses are compulsory in all Honours linguistics degree programs: AP/LING 1000 6.0, AP/LING 2110 3.0, AP/LING 2120 3.0, AP/LING 2130 3.0, AP/LING 2140 3.0, AP/LING 3120 3.0 and AP/LING 3140 3.0.
Honours Specialized BA
Students take at least 54 credits in linguistics, including AP/LING 1000 6.0; AP/LING 2110 3.0; AP/LING 2120 3.0; AP/LING 2130 3.0; AP/LING 2140 3.0; AP/LING 3120 3.0; AP/LING 3140 3.0; and an additional 12 credits at the 4000 level.
Honours Double Major BA
The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any other Honours Bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with a major in Earth and Atmospheric Science or Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science.
- 2018-2019 Checklist (PDF)
Honours Major/Minor BA
The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor Bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies or Fine Arts, or with a Minor in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science.
Honours Minor BA
The Honours Minor BA program described may be combined with any approved Honours BA program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Health, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, or Science, the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, or the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.
- 2021-2022 Checklist (PDF)
- In any of the programs described above, a student taking both AP/LING 1000 6.0 and AP/LING 2060 6.0 will be required to complete an additional 3 credits in linguistics to satisfy the linguistics component of the degree.
- Effective Fall/Winter 2005-06, a new course, Fundamentals of Morphological Analysis: AP/LING 2130 3.0, is required for all students majoring and minoring in Linguistics. The standard grand-parenting arrangement will apply for continuing students; that is, students admitted to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies prior to 2005-06 will be permitted to continue in and graduate under the former program requirements.