English

To study English is to study languageā€™s fundamental role in making the world and our experience of it. To study with us is to share the classroom with a faculty that has won more teaching awards than any department at SFU, all while authoring and editing a disproportionate number of scholarly books and articles, not to mention award-winning fiction, poetry, and drama.

Overview

The English program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a major, a minor, and certificates in creative writing and in writing and rhetoric. You can start this program at either the Burnaby or Surrey campus. 

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Admission requirements for English

Students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12: see program-specific requirements for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major program

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: English or (in Fall term only) English - 1st yr Surrey

Applying to the minor program

You may apply to the minor program after being accepted to a major program and completing a certain number of units. Speak to your faculty advisor.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Career Advisor
  • Communications Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Educational Program Specialist
  • English Tutor
  • Freelance writer
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Journalist
  • Library Assistant
  • Literary Agent
  • Public Relations            
  • Publicist
  • Technical Writer