Bring God’s Word to life in new languages through linguistics and Bible translation. Your work can make it possible for people to read and hear Scripture in their native language for the first time.

This degree will prepare you to put into writing previously unwritten languages. You will analyze and describe the language structure, match sounds with letters, and make it possible for the speakers of these languages to share their history and stories in writing for the first time. Creating these written languages opens the door for Bible translation and spreading the gospel around the globe.

In addition to a core of Bible and ministry courses at Corban, you’ll spend two summers taking classes at Canada Institute of Linguistics for a strong foundation of technical linguistic skills. Graduates are prepared to begin linguistic work, pursue ongoing professional development, or enter graduate school for advanced linguistics training.

Learn more about all you can expect as a student in Corban’s School of Ministry.

Career Options

Linguistics majors are equipped to serve diverse language groups all around the world as:

  • Bible Translators
  • Missionaries
  • Language Teachers

What You’ll Learn

Studying linguistics at Corban will give you a strong foundation of Bible and theology studies, combined with intercultural and language studies. Courses you will take include:

  • Biblical Theology of Missions
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Language & Culture Acquisition
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Theology of Ministry
  • Interpreting Scripture
  • Literacy & Orality
  • Language Programs Design & Management

You will also take four graduate-level courses as part of your bachelor’s degree:

  • Growing in the Lord
  • Becoming a Servant Leader
  • Teaching Scripture
  • Ministering Cross-Culturally

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.