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English - BA (Hons)

Is it for you?

The study of literature — including stories, poems, graphic novels, films and digital content — animates our experience of diverse identities, cultures and time periods. In this program, you’ll access independent research opportunities, community projects, campus journals, and practicums in creative writing, digital creation in a literary context, or writing in the arts. You’ll graduate with superior writing skills, ready to enrich the cultural landscape and advance the art of communication in various forms and industries. 

This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.

Double major options available after your first year: English and History, or English and Philosophy.

As well, at the end of your first year, you may apply for the English Co-op BA.

Program info

Faculty of Arts

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year
5-Year Co-op

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Grade range: 
Low 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Co-op available

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,239 - $7,264
Out-of-province students: $8,415 - $8,440
International students: $35,075 - $35,100

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st & 2nd Semester


REQUIRED GROUP 1: Four courses from Table I.

OPEN ELECTIVE: Two Open Electives.

Your future

Enrich the cultural landscape and advance the art of communication in various forms and industries including:

  • Writing and publishing
  • Advertising
  • Media
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Cultural advocacy and advancement
  • Government
  • Education and ESL education
  • Social media and community engagement
  • Public relations
  • Grants
  • Graduate studies in English or in culture, the arts, print and media, library science, gender and global issues or law

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.