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School:Carleton College
Faculty:Carleton College
Field of Study:Linguistics
Description:The spring of 2010 marked the beginning of a new era for Carleton Linguistics. In fall 2009, we welcomed a second, full-time, permanent professor to our staff, as well as a third, visiting linguist for the 2009-2010 academic year. In fall 2010, our visitor became a third, full-time, permanent professor.

Until spring 2010, linguistics had been a special major at Carleton, meaning that students were required to specially apply to the Academic Standing Committee for permission to follow it. Beginning with the class of 2012, we have been able to offer a regular major in linguistics.
URL:Linguistics at Carleton College
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $56,778

Cost shown represents tuition fees for the 2019-2020 year.


Admission Requirements


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

    Applicants should have at least: three or more years of English (with a stress on writing); two years of algebra and a year of geometry; two years of social science; and one year of a laboratory science. Most Carleton students go well beyond this minimum. The admissions committee is usually attracted to candidates who do honors or advanced placement work, when available. We also expect students to take two or more years of a foreign or classical language, unless it is not offered at their school. Students who take more courses in the subjects listed above are generally stronger candidates. But we may offer admission to an applicant of unusual ability and interest who has not taken all these courses. When we do, it is on the basis of his or her school record, scores on standardized tests, and recommendations of school officials.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0]

    * 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 June 22, 2019