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  • English
  • English Literature & Creative Writing
  • Combined English & Another Program
  • Combined English & Creative Writing & Another Program
  • Concurrent English & Education
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

In studying English Literature, you will encounter the immense range of human experience as expressed across many historic periods and cultures, from Anglo-Saxon oral tradition through to contemporary writing in English from around the world. English is an excellent “passport degree”, given the foundation it provides for careers in education, law, politics, publishing, communications, journalism, management, public relations, advertising, library science, and writing, from technical to creative.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

With a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, you will have a full academic honours degree in addition to intensive, year-by-year training in writing, editing, and publishing—an excellent passport to careers in publishing, editing, journalism, law, communications, teaching, public relations, business, marketing, and writing, from technical to creative.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. EWC4U recommended for Creative Writing majors.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Grade 12 Creative Writing recommended for Creative Writing majors.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Grade 12 Creative Writing recommended for Creative Writing majors.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English. Grade 12 Writing strongly recommended for creative writing majors.

70%

Graduates of this program will receive two degrees (BA and BEd) and will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge for teaching in the English language school system and fulfill the requirements for recommendation for certification to the Ontario College of Teachers.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. Admission to first year only

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only

75%

If you’re a highly motivated student who wants knowledge and skills that will familiarize you with the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, this elite program is for you. Design your program to match your interests and career aspirations. From here, consider a master’s program, professional school (medicine, optometry, dentistry, occupational therapy, naturopathic medicine, law, MBA, pharmacy), or teaching (with additional studies).

Admission Requirements (with/without Thesis)

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended.

80%

Functional Knowledge

  • Reading intelligently and perceiving ambiguity and complexity in texts
  • Appreciating the collective human condition and major themes of human experience
  • Understanding the ways in which language and literature inform and reflect various cultures, social bodies, and historical periods
  • Exploring the diversity of literary and social voices within traditions of literature
  • Asserting knowledge, ideas, and opinions in persuasive writing with correct grammar and vocabulary
  • Interpreting, reorganizing, and rephrasing written materials to improve or modify effectiveness

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

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Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Jasmine Bell

“Exploring diverse topics and perspectives through the study of literature and critical theory equipped me with a number of professional competencies that are highly sought-after in many fields. The practice of synthesizing ideas and formulating convincing arguments has served me well in non-profit communications, ghostwriting, and now student affairs.”

Jasmine Bell –
BA (Honours) in English Language & Literature with Minor in Philosophy [2009]

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Number of English Graduates (2017)

90.2%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Humanities, 2014)

Common Industries for English Graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Advertising/marketing
  • The arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Law, government, and community services
  • Journalism, media, and communications
  • Library science
  • Public relations
  • Publishing

Career Tracks*

  • Administrative assistant
  • Archivist
  • Business advisor
  • Communications director
  • Consultant
  • Editor
  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration officer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Librarian
  • Marketing manager
  • Museum director
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public official
  • Public policy analyst
  • Public relations officer
  • Publisher
  • Reporter
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Sales manager
  • Screen writer
  • Social media co-ordinator
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Television/Radio analyst
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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