Honours English Program
Are you an English major interested in post-grad study?
The Honours English program is recommended for students who intend to pursue studies at the MA or PhD level. Entry is resticted to English major students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, calculated on a minimum of 60 credits of coursework applicable to the BA or permission of the Honours committee. At least 12 credits must be taken at UFV. Students must also demonstrate proficicieny in another language. See Language Requirement below.
Honours English students will complete specific course requirements including two directed studies courses:
- ENGL 491 Honours Directed Reading
- ENGL 492 Honours Essay
Before enrolling in directed studies, each student must submit a project proposal based on his or her literary interests.
Admission into the Honours English program is a two-step process:
- After completing 60 credits, apply to the Honours English program.
- After completing 90 credits and before enrolling in ENGL 491 and ENGL 492, submit a directed studies research proposal.
Submit your research proposal
Applications are reviewed by the Honours committee. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA throughout the program.
Completing the Honours program will help prepare students for more advanced studies at the graduate level and will be valuable when applying to graduate school. Most graduate admissions committees want to see evidence that applicants have made preliminary preparations in identifying their study area of interest.
Students must demonstrate proficiency in another language by completing 6 credits of work with a minimum 3.0 GPA in UFV's Modern Languages department (MOLA) or by submitting evidence of comparable achievement at a recognized post-secondary institution. The Honours English committee may, in some cases, determine proficiency by administering a language proficiency assessment with the assistance of a qualified specialist in the language the candidate chooses for evaluation.