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.

You may also choose to pursue a concentration in Bible Translation.

Program Options

  • Major (BA)
  • Minor (BA)

Interesting Courses

  • Language and Society
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Language and Culture Acquisition
  • Phonetics
  • Morphology and Syntax I

Graduates are working as:

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