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English: Associate of Arts Degree


Concentration in English at the Associate level is an excellent foundation for a variety of careers and further studies. Those who wish to pursue a B.A. Major or Minor in English are encouraged to take a variety of English courses within an Associate of Arts degree.

Transfer to a Bachelor of Arts Program

Students who complete the Associate of Arts degree in English are eligible for admission to KPU's Bachelor of Arts, Major or Minor in English programs, as well as to KPU's Bachelor of Arts programs in other areas, as long as other third year entry requirements are met.

Students who receive an Associate of Arts degree in English from KPU will also have appropriate course coverage to be eligible to enter the English Major program at any other university in British Columbia. (UBC has additional requirements that students will need to complete, and UVic strongly recommends that students also have reading knowledge of a second language; however, direct entry is available into the B.A. English programs at most other institutions, including SFU.)

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts degree, students must complete at least 60 credits with a minimum grade of C in each course including the following:

1. Must take:
  ENGL 1100 Introduction to University Writing 3 credits
2. At least one of:
  ENGL 1202 Reading and Writing about Selected Topics: An Introduction to Literature 3 credits
  ENGL 1204 Reading and Writing about Genre: An Introduction to Literature 3 credits
3. One of:
  ENGL 2301 Canadian Literature in English 3 credits
  ENGL 2309 Literature of the United States of America 3 credits
  ENGL 2316 English Literature: 14th to 18th Centuries 3 credits
  ENGL 2317 English Literature: 18th to 20th Centuries 3 credits
4. And:
  A further 6 credits from courses in ENGL at the 2000 level 6 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in English.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts


Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Associate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 60

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2017

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2018

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