Faculty of Arts

BIS Options

Learning options

Full-time or part-time

Both full-time and part-time study is available.


The degree is offered on the main campus of TRU in Kamloops.

Distance education

Many third and fourth year courses are available by distance education through the Open Learning Division of TRU.

Learning experiences

Directed studies

These courses, available across a wide range of disciplines, allow students the opportunity to investigate a specific issue or topic within the discipline, in consultation with faculty.

Service learning

Through faculty supervised service learning opportunities, senior-level students share their knowledge and skills with the community through approved community-based projects.

Research opportunities

TRU provides opportunities and support for undergraduate students to be involved in research in many disciplines, and graduation from the BIS degree includes the completion of a required research project course.

Co-op placements

Paid semesters of relevant work, through the Co-op Education program provide valuable real world experience, resumé material and references for future objectives.

Program options

Options within the BIS program are numerous and are based on students' interests and goals.

In addition, the BIS degree plans to offer several specific program streams such as pre-architecture, pre-medicine, pre-law and pre-urban planning that will prepare graduates to apply for admission to these professional programs.

Adventure tourism concentrations: The Adventure Studies department has designed six concentrations for adventure diploma graduates who want to study a specific adventure-related topic from the perspective of other different disciplines. Check out the Adventure Studies for more details on these concentrations.