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Linguistics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Jefferson City, TN, United States
Linguistics, the study of human language, is an interdisciplinary major, corollary major and minor at Carson-Newman University. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, linguistics students are afforded a great deal of flexibility in designing their program of study. 


While all linguistics students are required to take courses in the various branches of linguistic analysis, students enjoy the option of combining this with coursework in Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology. The program in Linguistics is designed for students with academic or professional interest in Linguistics and offers students the unique opportunity to pursue this field of study in both a liberal arts tradition and a Christian context.

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is where students experience what higher education can be at this nationally ranked liberal arts university. Our faculty prepares students every day to compete on the world stage – whether you’re studying on campus, online or at one of our many opportunities abroad. With our small class size, professors will know you and walk alongside you in your college journey in a caring, Christian community. Through faith and learning, we’re providing a life-changing education where students come first.

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:

  •  Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Language Skills
  •  Syntax 
  •  Phonology 
  •  Translation Theory
  •  Special Topics in Linguistics 
  •  Advanced Seminar in Linguistics 
  •  Language and the Brain/Psycholinguistics

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Candidates seeking freshman admission should submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • Completed application for admission
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • Official college or university transcript(s)-if applicable
  • ACT and/or SAT scores (for all applicants under 25 years of age)
  • List of activities/honors (recommended)
  • Recommendation letters (optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13350 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13350 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Jefferson City

  • 1005 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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