Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Saint John

UNB’s English program will expose you to literature that will deepen your understanding of different cultures and different people. It will refine your writing, oral communication, and critical thinking skills, show you how language is vital to our daily lives, and deepen your appreciation of beauty. You’ll study poetry, drama, films, and fiction that anchor our collective imaginations.

English is available as a major, double major, minor, and honours as part of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program. 

For more information, see the Department of Humanities & Languages.

Why English at UNB?

Our faculty members have been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally for their excellence in teaching.

We’ve developed innovative classes that enable you to debate, express, explore, and refine your ideas about the culture around you.

Hands-on learning

  • Opportunities to teach Shakespearean plays at local schools, as part of the Shakespeare and Pedagogy course
  • Coursework involving hands-on experience with live theatre
  • Opportunities to publish poetry in the VOX, the student creative writing journal

Skills you will acquire: 

  • Close critical reading of complex materials
  • Critical thinking
  • Written and oral communication
  • Research and assessment
  • Creative writing
  • Understanding complex cultures
  • Organizational
  • Interpersonal
  • Research  

Admission requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • ENGL 3106: Shakespeare’s Later Plays
  • ENGL 3304: Studies in the Romantic Age
  • ENGL 3709: Children’s Literature
  • ENGL 3803: American Film


  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Communications or public relations officer
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Reviewer or critic
  • Researcher
  • Teacher (with additional education)