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About English at University of Alberta

Why study English? (Honors)

By studying English, you will explore the richness of literature and language to help understand, interpret, and appreciate what novels, songs, poems, memoirs, images, films, and new media tell us about our contemporary culture and the social and creative worlds of our past. You will learn from award winning and internationally renowned professors and researchers who will help you discover, think, and see in new ways. You will have access to courses spanning Renaissance, Victorian, Canadian, and Indigenous literature, as well as creative writing, film studies, and new media. Through the Arts Work Experience (AWE), you may be matched with and employer for hands-on, career-building partnerships.

Why take the Honors program?

Are you interested in working closely with faculty mentors in labs and community settings on real-life challenges? Do you want to gain research experience for graduate studies, refine your writing for a professional career, or interact with peers who have similar academic interests and passions? Then the English Honors program is right for you!

This major can also be taken as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Why study Arts at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Arts boasts one of the most diverse Arts programs in Canada, offering top quality educational opportunities that prepare students for successful careers in every sector of society. With over 900 distinct courses in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts, you will find an academic pathway for you. Your studies will be enhanced by the rich insights that our nationally and internationally recognized faculty members bring to the classroom through unique insights drawn from their research and advancement of human knowledge. Academic excellence, innovative problem-solving, and experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom, such as Community Service-Learning and Arts Work Experience programs, will give you the tools to thrive in a diverse and increasingly complex workplace.

Why take the BA Honors program?

BA Honors programs provide a high degree of specialization in one subject area (or in some cases, two areas combined) and demand a higher standard both for admission and ongoing performance in the program. All Honors programs in the Faculty of Arts require one year of study prior to admission and applicants must present a minimum of (*24) credits to be eligible to apply.

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Notes about fees for this course

If you are admitted into a new program for Fall 2020 you will receive a tuition guarantee for the total cost of that program. We'd encourage you to check out the cost calculator to review rates for program tuition and an estimate of fees related to living arrangements, health and dental plan, books, supplies and more.

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Entry requirements

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

After-Degree Applicants - General Requirement:

All Applicants must present the following:

  • A three- or four-year degree from an accredited postsecondary institution
  • An Admission GPA (AGPA) of at least 2.0, or equivalent, based on the most recent graded and transferable *24. The length of the program will depend on the courses that a student presents at the time of admission. The Secondary After Degree program length will depend on the courses presented at the time of admission.
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