Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

BC Admission Requirements

Degree Programs – First Year Entry
Program name Admissions process Additional requirements
Arts, Bachelor of Open
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Recommended: Any second language to grade 12

    Considering Education? Take Mathematics 11 or higher (Pre-calculus, Foundations)
Business Administration, Bachelor of Open
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
Computing Science, Bachelor of Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) or Pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
Engineering Transfer (Year 1) Selective
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Pre-calculus 11 (or equivalent) 73% (B)
  • Pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent) 73% (B)
  • Chemistry 11 (or equivalent) 73% (B)
  • Physics 11 (or equivalent) 73% (B)
  • Physics 12 (or equivalent) 73% (B)
Fine Arts , Bachelor of Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Recommended: Any second language to grade 12

    Considering Education? Take Mathematics 11 or higher (Pre-calculus, Foundations)
Forestry Transfer Program Selective
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Two of Biology 11 (or equivalent), Chemistry 11 (or equivalent) or Physics 11 (or equivalent)
    - All three strongly recommended
  • One of Biology 12 (or equivalent), Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) or Physics 12 (or equivalent)
Health Science, Bachelor of (Dual Credential) Selective
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Biology 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Physics 11 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • CPRC-Certificate with AED
  • Program Information Session and/or hospital RT department tour
Journalism, Bachelor of Selective
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
Natural Resource Science, Bachelor of Selective
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Biology 11 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Chemistry 11 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 overall high school/post-secondary courses

    Note: students with Biology 12, Chemistry 12 and Physics 12 will be given preference
Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Selective
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Biology 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Chemistry 11 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • One additional science 11 or 12 course (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Letter of introduction
Pre-Professional Health Sciences Open
  • Apply to Bachelor of Science
Science, Bachelor of Open
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Biology 11 or Biology 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+) (not required for majors in computing, mathematics or physics)
  • Chemistry 11 or 12 (or equivalent)
  • Physics 11 or 12 (or equivalent)
Tourism Management, Bachelor of Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
Degree Programs – Upper Year Entry
Program name Admissions process Additional requirements
Education - Elementary, Bachelor of Selective
  • Minimum of 90 credits of post-secondary studies acceptable to the School of Education, typically arts, fine arts, math, science, music or physical education
  • Minimum GPA 2.67
  • 100 volunteer hours
  • Reference letters
Education - Trades & Technology, Bachelor of Selective
  • A trade qualification (Journeyman, Red Seal certification) in an appropriate area (metalwork, woodworking, electronics, power mechanics, design and drafting) with four years' experience in the field or an appropriate technology diploma with four years' experience in the field
  • 3 credits of English literature with a minimum grade point average of 2.33
  • 3 credits of English composition with a minimum grade point average of 2.33
  • General level of Mathematics to the 0600 level as determined by the ACCUPLACER examination
  • Documentation of 100 hours of experience with school-aged students in a formal, volunteer or paid position (of which 25 hours must be in a classroom setting)
  • A Letter of Intent and a Resume which includes education and related work experience (4 years minimum); and two confidential statements from referees qualified to attest to your suitability for teaching
Engineering Transfer (Year 2, Electrical or Computer) Selective
  • Completion of first year of the Engineering Transfer Program at TRU (38 credits) or another recognized engineering transfer program, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50
  • A minimum grade of 60% or better in all courses that are part of the first year transfer program.
Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Selective
  • Successful completion of 60 post‐secondary credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • A minimum of 73% on the combined English 12 and Government exam (within the last 2 years); or Level 4 on the composition section of the Language Proficiency Index (within the last two years); or completion of ENGL 0600; or completion of ESAL 0570 and 0580 with a grade of C+ or better
Law - Juris Doctor Selective
  • Obtained an undergraduate degree or successfully completed the first three years (minimum 90 credits) or more of an undergraduate degree
  • Official transcripts
  • LSAT score
  • Personal statement
  • 3 references
  • Any other supplemental documents required by your selected category of admission
Social Work, Bachelor of Selective
  • General university studies with a minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+): Minimum 54 credits (60 credits recommended) of transferable coursework. This must include 3 credits of academic English composition (ENGL 1110 at TRU) or 6 credits of English literature, and SOCW2060 (formerly SOCW200A) and SOCW2120 (formerly SOCW200B) or equivalents.
  • Combined Human Service Program and general university courses: At least 54 credits. This must include 3 credits of English Composition (ENGL 1110 at TRU) or 6 credits of English literature, and SOCW2060 and 2120 or equivalents, and a completed Human Service Worker Certificate or Diploma with a GPA of at least 2.67 (B‐). Students with a certificate or diploma may receive up to 12 discretionary credits.
Technology, Bachelor of Limited
  • Two-year diploma of technology, or
  • Recognized trades qualification (or equivalent)
Certificate and Diploma Programs
Program name Admissions process Additional requirements
Aboriginal Studies Certificatea Open
  • Apply to Bachelor of Arts
Accounting Technician Diploma Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 67% (C+)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
Administrative Assistant Certificate Limited
  • Grade 11 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 67% (C+)
  • Minimum keyboarding speed of 25 net words per minute
Adventure Guide Diploma

Adventure Sports Certificate
Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 67% (C+)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (or equivalent) 60% (C)
  • Completed Adventure Studies application form
  • 19 years of age by start of program
Animal Health Technology Diploma Selective
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 67% (C+)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Biology 11 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Chemistry 11 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • One grade 12 science (or equivalent) 67% (C+), Biology recommended
  • 80 hours orientation at a veterinary facility (working, volunteering or observing)
  • Three references
  • Questionnaire
Animal Welfare Certificate Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
Architectural & Engineering Technology Diploma Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Physics 11 (or equivalent)
Computing Science Diploma Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) or Pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
Culinary Arts Certificate, Professional Cook Level 1 & 2 Limited
Early Childhood Education Diploma Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • References
  • 50 hours of volunteer and/or work experience in a licensed child care facility
Education Assistant & Community Support Certificate Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Two reference letter
  • 18 years of age on or before December 31st of the fall semester
Events & Conventions Management Diploma

Resort & Hotel Management Diploma

Sports Event Management Diploma
Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (or equivalent) 60% (C)
Executive Assistant Diploma Limited
  • Completion of Administrative Assistant Cert. (or equivalent)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
First Nations Language Teachers Developmental Standard Term Certificate Open
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
Health Care Assistant Certificate Limited
  • Grade 11 minimum (or equivalent)
  • English 11 73% (B)
Horticulture Certificate Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • Attend a program orientation session
  • Recommended: be in good physical condition and have a strong interest in plants and hands-on work
Human Service Diploma Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Two references
  • 19 years of age on or before December 31st of the fall semester
Police & Justice Studies Diploma Selective
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Any Mathematics 11
Practical Nursing Selective
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (or equivalent) 60% (C)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses (or equivalent) (C+)
Management Diploma Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
Respiratory Therapy Diploma Selective
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Biology 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • Physics 11 (or equivalent) 67% (C+)
  • CPRC-Certificate with AED
  • Program Information Session and/or hospital RT department tour
Retail Meat Processing Certificate Limited
Visual Arts Diploma

Visual Arts Studio Certificate

World Languages & Cultures Certificate
Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B)
Water and Wastewater Technology Diploma

Water and Wastewater Utilities Certificate
Limited
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • Recommended: Foundations of Mathematics 11 (or equivalent), Chemistry 11 (or equivalent) and Biology 11 (or equivalent)
  • Successful Entry Assessment
Trades Programs
Program name Admissions process Additional requirements
Construction and Mechanical Trades - Apprenticeship Limited
  • Valid Industry Training Authority (ITA) number (indentured/sponsored by an employer)
  • Working in your trade
Construction and Mechanical Trades - Foundation Limited