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Linguistics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
The B.A. in Linguistics at Ohio University offers an opportunity for students to pursue inherently interdisciplinary content in a single department.
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While opportunities abound for coursework in other departments, Linguistics at Ohio University offers a view of communication and language systems from multiple vantage points. Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics integrate the study of societal organization and psychological applications of language while theoretical study of Linguistics exposes students to discrete areas of language form and function across languages and within larger language families. Students can apply their developing understanding of language organization and utilization via application courses ranging from Forensic Linguistics to Historical Linguistics to Language Documentation. Language is presented as a tool for connecting, for identifying and for exposing less salient aspects of who and what we are as well as where we’ve been.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

A degree in linguistics prepares students for career in a variety of different fields, including but not limited to advanced language study, translation, education, publishing, national security, international affairs, domestic/foreign policy, forensics, medicine and technology. Potential employers of linguists include public and private K-12 school systems, institutions of higher education,language institutes, software developers, local, state, and federal government agencies, public health departments, rehabilitation centers, etc.

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:

  • Language and Culture
  • Language in America
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Special Topics in Applied Linguistics
  • Language of Women and Men
  • Audio, Video and Multimedia in Language Learning
  • Designing Advanced Interactive CALL Materials
  • Computers in Language Teaching

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application form
  • $70 international application processing fee
  • Official academic records
  • Evidence of sufficient funding
  • Statement of activities.
  • Exams for scholarship consideration
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

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