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Linguistics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #94 (WUR) Hanover, NH, United States
The Program in Linguistics offers an undergraduate major in Linguistics. A linguistics minor is also offered, and students may modify another major with linguistics, or modify linguistics with another major. Students interested in linguistics should consult with a Linguistics faculty member well in advance of major declaration in order to plan a program that best suits their needs and interests.


Linguistics is the study of language — not so much a specific language, but of the system of language and the way in which humans communicate. Topics integral to linguistics include the physiology of language (the ways in which humans produce and perceive language), its physical properties (the nature of speech sounds), the roles that it plays in determining cultural and social categories, the relationship between language and thought, the underlying manner in which sentences are structured (syntax), the way language conveys meaning (semantics), and the manner in which other systems may imitate natural languages (such as artificial intelligence).

Thus linguistics examines a broad range of phenomena from such disciplines as philosophy (especially logic, epistemology, and the philosophy of science), psychology (specifically cognitive science), anthropology, sociology, literary theory, neuroscience, computing, and both modern and ancient languages. Problems studied by linguists range from the history and relationship of languages to the nature of metaphor and the adequacy of artificial language to convey human thought. As is evident from this handful of examples, linguistics is both an independent discipline and an important area of specialization.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Linguistics
  • Languages of the World
  • Language and Cognition
  • Historical Linguistics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Required Application Components:

  • Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Dartmouth Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report with Transcript, School Profile, and Counselor Evaluation
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • SAT (with Essay) or ACT (with Writing)


Tuition Fee

  • International

    53496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53496 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53496 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hanover

  • 1371 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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