English and Communication

Overview

Do you want to combine the study of literature, rhetoric and writing, and cultural criticism with inquiry into the history, methods, and social significance of communication? The English and Communication joint major offers a diversity of courses.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

You may complete your English and Communication joint major degree in either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.

Academic Calendar:

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

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

Admission requirements

If you are interested in this joint major, you can apply to either English or Communication and must meet the requirements for the program you apply to.

How to apply

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, either:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BA Communication

or

  • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • select from the drop-down list of programs: BA English

After you have been admitted, speak to an advisor about the joint major option.