English

To study English is to learn that reading literature is still the best way to understand the world and its many cultures. To study with us is to learn from faculty who have won more teaching awards than any department at SFU, all while writing and editing hundreds of scholarly books and articles, and award-winning fiction, poetry, and drama. To study English literature at SFU is to learn how to argue and how to take apart arguments, to read fantastic books, and to take part in amazing conversations that will change your life. Forever.

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

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. 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