Bachelor of Arts in English | Online Degree | Queen's University

BA English (3 year)

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When you study English online at Queen's with this General BA, you'll learn to read perceptively, analyze clearly, and above all communicate effectively. You'll explore writers such as Shakespeare, Austen and Bronte, but also engage with current forms such as graphic novels and with works of contemporary writers.

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Program Plan

The Bachelor of English program plan consists of 90.0 units. 60.0 of these units are electives which can be taken from any subject, at any level and in any order, as long you have (or obtain) the prerequisites for any 200 or 300-level courses. The other 30.0 units must be taken as described below. Note: Courses may not be offered every term.

Core courses (12.0 units) offered online

Option courses (18.0 units) offered online

Selected from the following online courses:

Electives (60.0 units)

60.0 additional units selected from all course offerings.

How do I apply?

Admission Requirements

Queen's Arts and Science Online has several admission categories for students with diverse educational backgrounds. Choose the right one for you here.

Application Periods

There are three application periods each year - Fall, Winter and Summer. View the dates and deadlines for each one here.

Submit an Application

To apply for a Queen's online program, simply submit an online application directly through our website.

How Online Learning Works

Click here to learn more about when to access your course, time commitments, exams and more.

What can I do with my degree?

Can I apply to Grad School?

Admission requirements for graduate programs vary by institution and program. If your education goals include attending grad school, we recommend that you to speak to the receiving institution and compare our programs to their admission requirements. It is currently not possible to complete an Honours degree in English online at Queen's.

Possible Career Fields

Your BA in English can lead you to a wide variety of career fields, which may include:

  • Advertising 
  • Archives 
  • Broadcasting - radio and T.V. 
  • Business writing 
  • Communications 
  • Copywriting 
  • Corporate training/ development 
  • Editing 
  • Education (including English as a second language) 
  • Journalism 
  • Libraries 
  • Linguistics 
  • Marketing 
  • Media – electronic and print 
  • Public service and administration 
  • Public relations 
  • Publishing 
  • Technical writing 
  • Translation 

*Some careers may require additional training.