University of Toronto - Mississauga

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Linguistics (HBA)

University of Toronto - Mississauga

Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Linguistics
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,700


Why does "blick" sound like it could be a word in English but "bnick" does not? Are young people really destroying language? Why is Siri bad at understanding different accents and the speech of young children? Can the structures of all of the languages of the world be explained by a universal set of abstract operations? How can young children acquire languages so effortlessly, while it is often very difficult to learn a second language as an adult? These are just some of the questions that you might encounter in a linguistics course. Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and the field is very broad, encompassing topics such as the internal structure of language, how infants and adults learn language(s), how language is used to express identity, and commonalities and differences among speakers of the world.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*74 to 79
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
Applicants are required to have an average of mid to high 70s.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

* 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 August 23, 2022