Why choose English at Dalhousie?
Studying English teaches you skills you need for university, work, and life. You learn essential written and oral communication expertise valuable in every field of work. You develop critical thinking abilities through textual, ethical and logical analysis, reading and interpretation. English majors hone their skills of rhetoric, argumentation, and persuasion and practice skills of editing, revision, organization, and presentation.
The study of English forms the core of a solid arts education that broadens your mind, kindles your interest in the world, and connects you to the wealth of great literature created in English, both past and present.
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Concentration (3 years)
- Major/Double Major (4 years)
- Honours/Combined Honours (4 years)
- Available as a second subject to BSc students
Required high school courses:
- 4 additional university preparatory courses
Recommended high school courses:
- creative writing
See admission requirements for more information.
Application Deadline and Program Dates
Application deadlines for 2017/18
- March 1 - Deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
- April 1 - International students (except USA)
- June 1 - All Canadian and American applications
Other important program dates
- TBD (June) - Registration begins for new high school students
- TBD (September) - Classes begin, fall term
- TBD (December) - Exams begin
See complete list of important dates
- Class sizes average around 40 students per course.
Use our Fee Calculator to estimate the cost of a full year at Dalhousie.
Residence & Housing
Whether you're applying to one of our residence halls or you’re looking for help with an off-campus apartment search, Dalhousie’s Residence and Housing services can help.
- Meal plans
- Dorm-style traditional residences
- Apartment-style, non-traditional
- Off-campus housing