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  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Management


  • Lethbridge


Fall & Spring

Program description

English is not just about the rhetorical and creative aspects of literature. It’s about examining history, culture, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and the human condition to determine what a text means in the context of when and where it was written, and how it relates to us today.

Language is the primary means by which we communicate our values, our ideals and our vision. The study of English asks fundamental questions about literature and how we, as humans, express ourselves and interact with others. It is the science of communication and critical inquiry.

Learn how we use language in the world at large, and consider the functions, structures and significance of literature over time. Develop an excellent foundation for a career in virtually any professional capacity due to the cross-disciplinary nature of this program.

Special events |The Department of English hosts public presentations on original research and creative writing by faculty members and students. Visiting scholars, poets, playwrights and novelists also visit campus throughout the year.

Minors | Adding a minor to your degree is a great way to explore academic interests beyond your major. A minor is a set of courses comprising a secondary focus of interest. It is generally not related to your major. A minor may be required or optional. Pursue a second passion by adding a minor to your degree.

Honours thesis | If your GPA is high enough in your fourth year, you can opt to complete an undergraduate thesis course. This is an excellent opportunity for you to earn an “Honours Thesis” designation on your degree.

Experience learning | Our students have a number of experiential learning opportunities available to them including co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities. uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the arts & sciences, at both the undergrad and grad level. Transfer students can actually head out on their first work term before ever stepping foot on campus! For example, many transfer students have completed a summer work term before starting classes in September.

Skills acquired | In addition to developing exceptional written and oral communication skills in this program, you’ll also develop strong critical and analytical thinking skills, advanced information acquisition and management skills, as well as precise attention to detail. All of these abilities are highly sought after in the business world and can be applied to practically any scenario.


Possible careers

Related Fields. Here are just a few of the options open to you once you’ve earned your degree:

  • Business Administration
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Editing
  • Library Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Publishing
  • Technical Writing
  • Travel Writing
  • Proposal Writing
  • Speech Writing
  • Public Office
  • Freelance Writing
  • Writing for web
  • Civil Service

Professional Disciplines & Graduate Studies. Your undergraduate degree in English also provides an excellent foundation for journalism, law, management and education. The University of Lethbridge’s School of Graduate Studies offers graduate programs, at the Master and Doctoral levels, spanning over 60 disciplines — so why not consider pursuing grad school right here in Lethbridge! Whether you choose to do your advanced studies at uLethbridge or another institution, know that your undergraduate degree has set you on the path to post-graduate success.

Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


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Silva Baiton

My English degree has allowed me not only to enjoy literature more deeply but to think critically about diverse aspects of society, history and culture. The skills that I've cultivated in this program are key to a world of professional opportunities. I'm excited to apply my experience to accomplishing my goals in the future.
- Silva, (BA '20) English

Sample classes

  • Course selections for the program will vary, but may include:

  • Introduction to Language and Literature
  • Survey of Children’s Literature
  • Poetry
  • Literary Theory
  • Medieval Literature
  • Romanticism
  • Contemporary Drama