Program Information

School: Renison University College
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: English Language and Literature, General
Description: The English Department at the University of Waterloo is unique in Canada for its innovative embrace of both the literary tradition and the latest forms of communication. By following a degree plan in the Department of English, you may choose to study literature, or rhetoric and professional writing, or a combination of both. In all degree plans, you will develop your analytical and critical capacities, become more sensitive to language use, and hone your writing skills. An English degree prepares you for careers that value analytical, critical, and creative thinkers, whether in business, industry, government, teaching, or communications. It may also prepare you for further study in fields such as teaching, law, or graduate education.

As an Honours English student, you have the choice of three majors: Honours English – Literature gives you insight into our world, our culture, and our human identity through an analysis of historical and contemporary literature (British, American, Canadian, and Postcolonial) and theory. Honours English – Rhetoric and Professional Writing provides intellectual challenge and practical insight into rhetoric, professional writing and communication design, and digital media. Honours English – Literature and Rhetoric is an innovative combination of these two areas. You can pursue any of these degrees in a single or a Joint Honours academic plan and as a regular or a co-op student.

URL: English at Renison University College
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Books & supplies: $2,000

For co-op programs, there is an added fee of $620 for each school term preceding a work term. This covers some of the cost of running co-op programs.

Careers: Managers in Publishing,Editors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 100

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.