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English Major

A BA with major in English is excellent preparation for employment in such fields as writing, research, and marketing, and the best general foundation for post-degree programs in Education, Business Administration, Marketing, and Journalism. Majors have more choice in selecting English options and can take more options outside of English than can honours students. Students considering graduate education in English are advised that an Honours degree or its equivalent is required for entry into our MA program.

The English major is offered by the Faculty of Arts, and Arts degree requirements apply to English students. Please make yourself familiar with the requirements of a BA with Major Field in the Faculty of Arts section of the University Calendar, as well as with the specific requirements for English courses.

Since there have been revisions to the program in the last several years, students are advised to consult the official statement of program structures and requirements, which is the University Calendar.

Honours or prospective honours students are encouraged to seek advice from the Department about course selection to ensure that departmental degree requirements will be met. E-mail or phone 403-220-5470 to make an appointment with an advisor in English.

Contact the Student Success Centre ( to consult about Arts degree requirements and for general course and program advising.