English is for students who want more than textbook learning. It develops speech and writing, and rewards curiosity and healthy skepticism.

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Put your education to work

Your education in our English program will contribute to success in many industries. You could pursue fields from editorial and publishing to business and management.

Your education will also be a strong basis for post-degree programs and graduate studies.

Degrees offered

Degree requirements

BA in English
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BA Honours in English
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Minor in English
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Admission requirements

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Wondering about the different between a major, minor or honours degree?

English Major

Want a job in writing, research, or marketing? An English major is a good foundation for that, with more choice in selecting English options.

English Minor

Majoring in Business or another field? A minor in English is an excellent choice to get a solid foundation in your reading and writing components at work.

English Honours

English Honours is an excellent preparation for graduate thesis work.

The Honours Project forms a distinctive part of the Honours program in English. The project's writing and research will prepare you for entering the scholarly community. This opportunity to work with a faculty advisor develops expertise in your chosen interest. Seminars provide shared guidance and experience in research and writing methods.

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Want to review past thesis titles?

Thesis titles up to 2018

Physical volumes available to review in SS 1059. 

More recent titles

A selection of more recent projects are available in the PRISM repository online, in University of Calgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources.