About Program Admission Requirements

Linguistics constitutes the systematic study of natural language, its formal structures, and social function.

Linguistics & Language Studies examines the building blocks of languages, how they develop over time, how people learn languages, how regional accents differ and more. Why Linguistics at Glendon? Our professors offer an expanse of expertise in the study of sound properties, word patterns, meaning, language evolution, and the relationship between language and social factors.

Career opportunities for Linguistics grads

Hands-on opportunities include collaborating with Linguistics professors as a research assistant, language teaching practicums in Cuban classrooms with our D-TEIL (Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language) Certificate or working with the Ojibwa community of Toronto. Many grads have found successful careers in speech-language pathology, conference interpreting, foreign language instruction, technical writing and more.

Le programme de Linguistique et sciences du langage étudie les composantes de base, l’évolution et les processus d’acquisition des langues, les différences entre les accents régionaux et d’autres questions. Nos professeurs ont une vaste expertise dans l’étude des propriétés sonores du langage, la structure des mots, la sémantique, l’évolution des langues et les relations entre le langage et les facteurs sociaux.

Perspectives de carrière pour les diplômés en linguistique

Vous souhaitez acquérir une expérience pratique ? Soyez assistant de recherche pour des professeurs de linguistique, participez à un stage d’enseignement de la langue dans des écoles à Cuba, dans le cadre de notre certificat D-TEIL (Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language) ou travaillez avec la communauté Ojibwée de Toronto. De nombreux diplômés font une carrière d’orthophoniste, interprète de conférence, enseignant de langues étrangères, rédacteur technique, ou dans d’autres domaines.

Sample First-year Schedule

  • The Structure of English
  • Introductory Latin
  • a language course (depending on language level, you would take French as a second language course, an English as a second language course or a discipline course taught in your second language)
  • Critical Thinking
  • Poetry and Poetics

Possible Career Path

Learn more about our Career Centre
  • communications specialist
  • publisher
  • speech pathologist

Internationalize your degree

The iBA degree program reflects York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad. You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which are important components of the department's academic focus. Visit the International program page for more information.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.