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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Do you love words and language? Linguistics lets you follow that passion and open doors to many different careers. Study the structure of languages and learn how the brain organizes language.  

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

Optional concentrations are available to students in the BA program.

  • Indigenous Languages
  • Language and Speech
  • Language and Society


  • Communications officer
  • Community outreach and advocacy worker
  • Curriculum planner
  • Librarian or archivist
  • Literacy facilitator
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Teacher specializing in English as a second/additional language
  • Translator and interpreter


Apply to the Faculty of Humanities (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can choose another major and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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Providing you accurate application deadlines, tuition fee estimates, admission requirements, scholarships and transfer credit depends on your situation.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

Ready to apply?

We'll walk you through all of the steps in the process, from submitting your online application to accepting your offer of admission.

Program planning

Is this program the right fit for you? Use our program planning worksheets to get a good idea of what your studies will look like.

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