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Imagine yourself in the middle of a jungle, moving from village to village, living with the locals as you work with them to record and document their languages. You are a linguist, and the records you collect will help preserve languages, cultures and traditions, guarding them from extinction. Your work will facilitate mother-tongue literacy and open the doors of opportunity to speakers of minority languages. 
Tyndale’s Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics can lead you to a life of adventure, exploration and fighting for social justice. Work closely with professors who will deepen your understanding of different cultures, giving you a head start, no matter where you choose to go. You will study aspects of language such as phonetics, syntax and semantics. Learn how to use these tools to provide practical research and services to benefit minority language speakers worldwide. Prepare for a future career that can take you anywhere in the world.

“I’ve learned how important it is to document languages that are slowly dying. Many of those languages contain traditions that can still help us in today’s society.” – Kathryn Van Wyngaarden [BA Linguistics], student

Graduates are working as

  • Bible Translator
  • ESL Teacher
  • Literacy Specialist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Psychologist

Read how graduates are making an impact and how their Tyndale university experience prepared them.

Janney Lock

At first, I was deeply anxious about financing my education. However, I came to the realization that if Tyndale was where God wanted me to be then He would unlimitedly provide.

Mark Fisk

I chose Tyndale because I knew that I wanted a quality education in a place where I could grow closer to God.

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“I love meeting new people and having different cultures in the class. As a linguist, I have studied how other languages work, so I can help my students see the differences between their mother tongues and English.” – Karima Horton [BA Linguistics], ESL Instructor

Here are some interesting courses you may take in the Linguistics program:

  • Language and Society
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Language and Culture Acquisition
  • Phonetics
  • Syntax I: Introduction to Grammatical Analysis

Program Faculty

Dr. Paul Arsenault