Carleton University

Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies

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Program Information

School:Carleton University
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Linguistics
Description:Language is an essential part of what it is to be human and this program gives you the opportunity to examine how language works in real life. The field of Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies develops and applies theories to solve everyday problems involving language.

Course materials address such questions as how languages are taught and learned, how language competencies are evaluated, how writing is used to perform a variety of functions, how language is used in specific social contexts, how language can influence society and vice versa, how government policies influence language practices, and what makes a bilingual education program effective.

Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies can be studied as an Honours, General or Combined Honours degree, or as a minor. Minor programs in American Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Linguistics are also available.

Certificate programs are also available in Teaching English as a Second Language (CTESL) and in American Sign Language (CASL).
URL:Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies at Carleton University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,634
International: $25,740
Scholarships:2
Careers:Linguists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73 to 76
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

ENG4U plus five best 4U/M courses.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 15, 2017

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