Requirements Chart

Year Level Degree Type
Specialized Honours
60 Credits
Honours, Honours Major/Minor and Honours Double Major
48 Credits
Honours Double Major (Interdisciplinary)
42 Credits
English as a Minor
30 Credits
Regular BA
30 Credits
1000
Minimum final grade of D or 50% required in 1001 3.0 and minimum final grade of C or 60% required in 1002 3.0 to continue in the major or minor.
6 Credits
1001 3.0
1002 3.0
6 Credits
1001 3.0
1002 3.0
6 Credits
1001 3.0
1002 3.0
6 Credits
1001 3.0
1002 3.0
6 Credits
1001 3.0
1002 3.0
2000 18 Credits
6 from A
6 from B
6 from C
18 Credits
6 from A
6 from B
6 from C
12 Credits
6 from A or B
OR
3 from A +
3 from B
+ 6 from C
12 Credits
6 from A or B
OR
3 from A +
3 from B
+ 6 from C
12 Credits
6 from A or B
OR
3 from A +
3 from B
+ 6 from C
Students may count up to a maximum of 6 credits from Category D - Popular Genres (EN 3170 - EN 3179) towards their major requirements.
3000 12 Credits
6 additional credits at the 2000 or 3000 level
12 Credits 12 Credits 6 Credits 12 Credits
By the end of third year (up to 83 earned credits), Specialized Honours, Honours Double-Major (Interdisciplinary), and Honours Majors must have earned at least 6 credits in each of Categories A, B and C.
4000 12 Credits
6 additional credits at the 3000 or 4000 level
12 Credits 12 Credits 6 Credits N/A
Time Period Requirement 9 Credits 6 Credits 6 Credits 3 Credits 3 Credits

Note: Students who want the most variety and coverage of different types of literature & theory and/or are thinking about graduate school in English are encouraged to become Specialized Honours Majors.

Eligibility Requirements

Students may enrol in English courses at various levels according to their year of study based on the number of credits they have completed. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies has established the following guidelines to equate year of study with credits completed:

  • Year I: up to 23 credits completed
  • Year II: 24 to 53 credits completed
  • Year III: 54 to 83 credits completed
  • Year IV: 84 credits completed

Residency Rule

At least 50% of the credits in the English major/minor have to be taken at York University; this includes English courses at Glendon.