Bachelor of Arts - English

4 years
22,460 CAD/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
University of Northern British Columbia

Program description

You will conduct critical writing and analysis in English of Canadian, British, American, and international literature. Improve your storytelling abilities by taking creative writing classes (fiction, poetry and non-fiction).

Through cultural studies and visual media, gender studies, literature and the environment, and animal studies, our Bachelor of English degree promotes interdisciplinary learning.

This popular program combines literary studies, creative writing, and film and television studies into a single department.

Program structure


One of the following:

  • Introduction to Literary Structures
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Introduction to Drama and/or Film
  • Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Literatures

Foundational Surveys

Both of the following:

  • Survey of English Literature I
  • Survey of English Literature II


One of the following:

  • Gender and Literary Theory
  • Theory
  • Contemporary Theory


Two of the following:

  • Introduction to Television Studies
  • Women and Literature: A Survey
  • Shakespeare
  • Introduction to Renaissance Literature
  • Introduction to Restoration and 18th Century Literature
  • Introduction to Romantic Literature
  • Introduction to Victorian Literature
  • Modern British Literature


Two of the following:

  • Intermediate Studies in Film or Television
  • Indigenous Literature in Canada and the United States
  • Genres in Canadian Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Restoration and 18th Century Literature
  • Romantic Literature
  • Victorian Literature
  • 19th Century Literature in the United States
  • Contemporary Women's Literature
  • Special Topics in Indigenous Literature
  • Special Topics in Canadian Literature
  • Special Topics in Postcolonial Literature
  • Special Topics in Comparative Literature
  • Special Topics in Romantic Literature
  • Special Topics in Victorian Literature
  • Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Literature in the United States
  • Special Topics in Renaissance Literature


  • Tuition* 22,460 CAD
  • Student Fees* 1,690 CAD
  • Books* 1,600 CAD

*Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.


Requirements for applicants

  • Meet UNBC's English language requirements
  • Meet the international admission requirements by country or meet the admission with a General Certificate of Education (or equivalent)
  • Complete the required high school course equivalencies outlined in the Domestic tab prior.

About the university

One of Canada's top universities, UNBC is situated in the breathtaking scenery of northern British Columbia.

Excellent undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities are offered by UNBC in the areas of cultures, economics, health, sciences, and the environment. We share the exhilaration of new knowledge with our students and the results of our teaching and research with the world as one of British Columbia's research-intensive institutions. UNBC is a welcome place with a warm, inclusive, and supportive learning environment in addition to cultivating and celebrating academic excellence.

The University of the North by and for the North is UNBC. Our students, alumni, teachers, staff, and the communities we serve all feel a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure as a result of our goal. We are also Canada's Green UniversityTM, paving the road for everyone's future to be more sustainable.


To affect people's lives and communities in the North and around the world while being Canada's top destination university in terms of personal character.


To have an impact on the world today and inspire future leaders.

UNBC's Academic Structure

  1. Faculty of Environment
  2. Faculty of Business and Economics
  3. Faculty of Human and Health Sciences
  4. Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
  5. Faculty of Science and Engineering
  6. Division of Medical Sciences

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