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Why Study English?

There are many reasons to study English at Douglas College:

  • To improve your reading, writing, and critical thinking skills
  • To explore the many worlds imagined by literature
  • To fulfill Douglas College program requirements
  • To obtain the credits required to transfer to university 
  • To complete an Associate of Arts with a specialization in English

Associate of Arts with a Specialization in English

Providing students with the first 60 credits of an undergraduate degree, the Associate of Arts degree with a specialization in English allows for block transfer into third year at a variety of institutions. In addition to offering the English Associates of Arts degree, the department also supports dual admission with SFU and participates in a three-year degree completion program with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in the United Kingdom.


For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates, and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.

For detailed descriptions of the courses we currently offer, see the Fall 2020 English Course Booklet.