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Linguistics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #651 (QS) Williamsburg, VA, United States
Linguistics faculty members at the College of William & Mary offer a wide range of courses leading to an undergraduate major and minor in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Linguistics. 
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Overview

Students may also wish to pursue honors in linguistics by finding an appropriate advisor.

Students at the College of William & Mary are increasingly choosing to double-major in Linguistics and allied fields. Linguistics combines especially well with Computer Science, Psychology, Anthropology, and Philosophy.

Our students have gone on to top graduate schools in linguistics and established promising careers in a number of fields.

Careers

  • Linguistics compares favorably with other humanities and social sciences in preparing students for positions requiring strong communication skills, data analysis skills, and a solid liberal arts education.  
  • Where it is strongest is in its attention to analysis and problem solving, skills that transfer well to law, management, consulting work, and graduate work in linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, education, speech pathology, or cognitive science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Topics in Linguistics
  • African-American English
  • Speech Sound Analysis
  • History of the English Language
  • Syntax
  • Phonetics and Phonology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
  • The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
  • The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available.
  • $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver request

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17434 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Williamsburg

  • 1306 - 2140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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