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University of California - Berkeley BA in Linguistics

Linguistics is a concentration offered under the linguistics and comparative literature major at University of California - Berkeley. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the bachelor’s degree program in linguistics, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, and more.

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How Much Does a Bachelor’s in Linguistics from UC Berkeley Cost?

$14,312 Average Tuition and Fees (In-State)

UC Berkeley Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

The average full-time tuition and fees for undergraduates are shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $11,442 $41,196
Fees $2,870 $2,870
Books and Supplies $1,091 $1,091
On Campus Room and Board $20,530 $20,530
On Campus Other Expenses $5,595 $5,595

Learn more about UC Berkeley tuition and fees.

Does UC Berkeley Offer an Online BA in Linguistics?

UC Berkeley does not offer an online option for its linguistics bachelor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the UC Berkeley Online Learning page.

UC Berkeley Bachelor’s Student Diversity for Linguistics

50 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded
80.0% Women
52.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 50 bachelor’s degrees in linguistics awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 80.0% of the students who received their BA in linguistics in 2019-2020 were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 68.6%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a bachelor’s degree in linguistics at UC Berkeley in 2019-2020, 52.0% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 37%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 14
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 6
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 15
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Comparative Literature 31

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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