Program Information

School: Acadia University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: English Language and Literature, General
Description: Words are among the most enduring and powerful forces in the world. By choosing to study English you will learn to work with words in critical and creative ways, an ability that is essential to many careers.
Acadia’s English program offers more than 40 full- or half-year courses taught by specialists in literary and media studies. Our first-year classes will introduce you to a variety of novels, plays, poems, and essays while providing you with strategies for developing a clear and persuasive writing style. As an upper-year student you will pursue your interests and broaden your experience of literature in courses covering a range of periods, authors, genres, cultures, and critical approaches. There are also several creative writing courses available.
URL: English at Acadia University
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $16,380

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year (tuition only).

Scholarships: 1
Careers: Managers in Publishing,Editors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have English 12 or English 12: African heritage, and four additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced courses. Minimum overall average of 70%.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]

Since English is the language of instruction at Acadia University, candidates must be able to communicate competently in English both orally and in writing, and students whose first language is not English may be required to present the result of the TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL or PTE Academic. Acadia’s English requirements are as follows: TOEFL – 90 IBT with no subtest score below 20; IELTS – 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0; CAEL – 70 with no subtest score below 60; PTE Academic – 61 with no subtest score below 60; Cambridge English: Advanced – 176 with no subtest score below 169; or MELAB – 80.