We offer a wide range of courses and programs appealing to both specialist and non-specialist students in our Majors and General programs.

Our Honours Program allows talented students to investigate topics more intensively than is possible in the Majors program.  The program is particularly useful for students who want to pursue careers in senior secondary teaching, or who want to gain admission to professional or graduate schools.

We also offer a program in Professional Communication, with courses including professional writing, social and electronic media, copyediting, visual rhetoric, and web design. The Professional Communication program can be taken with any Majors program offered by the University of Victoria, and is particularly suitable for students wishing to pursue careers in writing, public relations, technical or technical communication, social media, publishing, public policy and advocacy.

Our internationally-recognized Digital Humanities program introduces undergraduate students to the theory and practice of Digital Humanities, the emerging field at the intersection of computing and humanities subjects. This program provides hands-on learning with some of Canada’s best researchers in this exciting new area of study.

English Majors and Professional Communication Minors can participate in the Humanities and Fine Arts Co-op and Professional Communication Co-op programs.