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Study a Bachelor of Arts in English at King's

The english degree at King's analyzes stories, conventions, and writers to uncover the importance and beauty of language. Study english to gain practical communication skills for future careers.
Original text from Beowulf - old English epic poem written between 975 - 1025 AD.

English provides a foundation for reading, analysis, and self-expression. It's essential for accurate, precise communication in all walks of life. We are committed to a Christian worldview: if we want to transform the world, we have to begin by transforming the mind. English teaches you how to read circumstances and people, to place the stories of the day in the wider context of culture's greatest stories. It prepares you to read critically and write clearly with the precision of a scalpel and creativity of an artist.

Business, journalism, political service, public relations, teaching--English lays the foundation for jobs in both public and private sectors. As Percy Bysshe Shelley once argued, poets (and, may we add, English majors) are the "unacknowledged legislators of the world." In other words, stories have power.

English students approach their study with two main goals. First, to appreciate and understand what makes a written text literary and why readers return to great literary works to provide pleasure and insight into the human condition. The second is to analyze and communicate effectively.

English programs at King's

Available as a major:

  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts

Available as a concentration:

  • 3-Year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Available as a minor

  • B.A. B.Com., B.Mus., 4-Year B.Sc.(BIOL & CMPT majors)

Fall Program start date
September 4, 2018

Fall Application Deadline
August 15, 2018

Winter Program start date
January 7, 2019

Winter Application Deadline
December 15, 2018

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Admission Requirements

    Potential Careers

  • Author
  • Grant Writer
  • Journalist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
English Faculty