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Study for a degree in English and prepare to be an effective communicator, critical thinker, or creative writer. Apply your skills to many rewarding careers including public relations and writing novels, blogs, textbooks and advertising copy.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Prince George
120 credits,  4 Years,
Part-time available
Experiential Learning
Co-op,  Faculty Supervised Research,  Study Abroad,  Undergraduate Research Experience
Honours Option
Jan,  May,  Sep

Program Details

You will engage in critical writing and analyses of Canadian, British, American and International literature in English. Craft your storytelling skills with classes in creative writing (fiction, poetry and non-fiction). 

Our Bachelor of English degree encourages interdisciplinary learning through cultural studies and visual media, gender studies, literature and the environment, and animal studies. 

This program unites literary studies, creative writing, and film and television studies under one popular department.  


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Career Paths

  • Communications
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
This degree provides a strong foundation for further studies in disciplines such as law, library science and education, or for pursuing your master's or PhD.

Why at UNBC

  • Explore International and Canadian literature, including work by Indigenous writers
  • Study courses in film and television theory and production
  • Learn from faculty recognized for their diverse publications including scholarly books, articles, novels and poetry
  • Develop your fiction, non-fiction, and academic writing and presentation skills
  • Choose from online or in-classroom courses; self-directed or lecture instruction
UNBC motto

'En Cha Huná

UNBC’s motto, from the Dakelh (Carrier) Elders, reminds us that all people have a voice and a viewpoint. Interpreted as “respecting all forms of life,” 'En Cha Huná encapsulates the spirit of academic freedom, respect for others, and willingness to recognize different perspectives.

Admission Requirements

High School Requirements (applicable for B.C. and Yukon)

Overall average of 65% minimum in the following:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course 
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course 
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course 
  • Additional Grade 12 Course (Elective or Academic)

Domestic Admission Requirements

View the full list of Approved Academic Grade 12 Courses

More high school admission requirements (including out-of-province, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement)

Transfer Requirements

  • Have attempted at least 15 credit hours of post-secondary transferrable coursework from a recognized institution
  • Be in good academic standing at the transfer institution
  • Have a 2.0 GPA from the most recent 30 credits prior to transfer
  • For the purposes of verifying any outstanding first-year prerequisites, high school transcripts may be requested

Detailed transfer requirements

Tuition and Fees

Approximate Costs per Academic Year

(30 credit hours, 10 courses)

  Domestic International
Tuition* $5,870 $24,770
Student Fees* $1,185 $1,185
Books* $1,700 $1,700

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

Tuition and Fees

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

View the hundreds of available scholarships, bursaries, and awards.

  • 1 in 4 students receive a UNBC financial award.
  • $3,500,000 in financial awards given each year.
Awards and Financial Aid Information for Indigenous Students

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