Program Information

School: St. Mary’s University
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: English Language and Literature, General
Description: Your love of language extends to subjects such as sociology, history and philosophy. You want to explore your passions while completing a Bachelor of Arts degree within three years. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find that perfect fit?

Our three-year Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in English offers students the opportunity to develop a rich and broad understanding of literature, its contexts and interpretations. This degree will hone your analytic and communication skills to benefit a career path or future university studies. With a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree, you can apply to enter St. Mary’s two-year Bachelor of Education degree program, emerging as a fully-qualified elementary teacher.

URL: Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in English at St. Mary’s University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and includes ancillary fees.

Careers: Managers in Publishing,Editors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Pure Mathematics  or  Grade12 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade12 International Languages 

As a high school graduate, you will need to present an average of 65% in five 30-level courses, including English Language Arts 30-1 or higher; Mathematics 30-1 or Pure Mathematics 30, a 30-level language other than English, or Mathematics 30-2 or Applied; and Mathematics 30. For more detailed information, please visit:

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Applicants whose country of origin is outside of Canada or the United States who intend to study in Canada on a study permit (student visa) must normally present one of the following tests of English (some countries are considered to be exempt from this policy – contact the Enrolment Services Office for an up-to-date list): TOEFL, Test of English as Foreign Language paper based – 550 (no component score less than 50); computer based – 213 (no component score less than 17); internet based – 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS – Academic, International English Language Testing System – 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); MELAB, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery – 85; CAEL, Canadian Academic English Language Assessment – 60; PTE – Academic, Pearson Test of English – 59; or CLB – Canadian Language Benchmarks – Level 8. Please visit the website for complete details.