What will I learn?

To study English is to study language’s fundamental role in making the world and our experience of it. To study with us is to share the classroom with a faculty that has won more teaching awards than any department at SFU, all while authoring and editing a disproportionate number of scholarly books and articles, not to mention award-winning fiction, poetry, and drama.

The English program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a major, a minor, and certificates in creative writing and in writing and rhetoric. You can start this program at the Surrey campus.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

Advertising Copywriter
Career Advisor
Communications Assistant
Editorial Assistant
Educational Program Specialist
English Tutor
Freelance writer
Interpreter/Translator
Journalist
Library Assistant
Literary Agent
Public Relations
Publicist
Technical Writer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 units)

Tuition fees
CAN $1,029.70 per unit
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby campus,

8888 University Drive,

BURNABY,

British Columbia (BC),

V5A 1S6, Canada

Full Time (120 units)

Tuition fees
CAN $1,029.70 per unit
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Surrey Campus

250 - 13450 - 102 nd Avenue,

SURREY,

British Columbia (BC),

V3T 0A3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: A minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based).

For international students

Applicant must have completed Year 12 High School or its equivalent to Canadian High School.

Obtain a satisfactory score on one of the following English language proficiency tests.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 on the Academic Modules with no part less than 6.
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet based test) with an overall score of 88 or better with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four components (listening, speaking, writing, reading)
  • TOEFL CBT (Test of English as a Foreign language computer based test) with a minimum score of 230 including a minimum essay score of 4.5
  • TOEFL CBT with a minimum score of 250.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) with an overall score of 70, with no part less than 60
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with an overall score of 65, with no part less than 60

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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