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Honours English and Cultural Studies and Mathematics (B.A.) - For students who entered the program in 2022- 23 or earlier

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Completion of any Level I program and a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including a grade of at least C in three units of Level I English; and successful completion of one of MATH 1A03 , 1LS3  or 1X03  and one of MATH 1AA3 , 1LT3 , or 1XX3  with a grade of at least C+ (see Note 6 below).


  1. When registering, students should distribute their required English courses (See Requirements below) as follows:
  • Level II: 12 units of Level II English
  • Level III: 12 units of Levels II and/or III English
  • Level IV: 6 units of Levels II and/or III English; 6 units of Level IV English seminars
    (No student may take more than six units of Level IV seminars.)
  1. MATH 1B03  must be completed by the end of Level II. Completion in Level I is strongly recommended. It is also recommended that students consider completing MATH 1C03  prior the end of Level II.
  2. Students who are interested in taking ENGLISH 4X03  should contact the faculty member chairing the ENGLISH 4X03  committee early in the first term of Level IV.
  3. With permission of the Department, students may enrol in ENGLISH 4Y06 A/B, 4Y03 and/or 4YY3 in Level IV. Invitations to apply for ENGLISH 4Y06 A/B, 4Y03 and 4YY3 will be circulated to students in the second term of Level III. Students may complete a maximum of 6 units of practicum coursework toward their degree requirements.
  4. Most graduate programs in English require proficiency in a second language. Students who plan to pursue graduate studies in English are strongly encouraged to include in their program a second language beyond the introductory level.
  5. Students seeking admission to the program should note that MATH 1A03  and MATH 1AA3  were designed for Chemical & Physical Science Gateway students and Math 1LS3 and 1LT3 were developed for Life Sciences or Earth & Environmental Sciences Gateway students. Math 1A03 and 1AA3 prepare students for a wide variety of upper year math courses. Math 1LS3 and 1LT3 prepare students for many (but not all) upper year mathematics courses. As a result, students who take Math 1LS3 and 1LT3 are permitted to enroll in upper year courses, but some self-study of first year calculus topics (such as series and additional integration topics) may be required.
  6. ENGLISH 3CR3  and 4CC3  are restricted to students accepted to the Concurrent Certificate in Creative Writing and Narrative Arts (CWNA)  and may not be taken for credit towards an English and Cultural Studies program.
  7. Students considering a career in teaching are advised to take 6 units of Canadian courses as many schools of education require this as a part of the teachable admissions: ENGLISH 2C03 , 2C03 , 2CL3 , 2KA3 , 3W03 


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which 48 units may be Level I

30 units


  • Level I program completed prior to admission into the program

6 units



9 units


6 units

3 units

15 units

  • Levels II-IV Mathematics or Statistics which must include at least 6 units at Levels III and/or IV

18-21 units

  • electives to total 120 units

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