Thompson Rivers University

TRU
Open Learning

Distance and Online Education

Achieve your goals, wherever you are. TRU, Open Learning removes the barriers to quality post-secondary distance and online education by offering continuous enrolment, flexible scheduling and minimal admission requirements. Take one course or a complete degree program, and study at your own pace.

Open Learning

Open Advantage

Open Advantage

About Online and Distance Education at TRU


Traditionally, distance education has allowed students to access post-secondary education from wherever they are on their own schedule. At TRU, Open Learning, we make education more flexible by allowing you to enrol in a course or program whenever you like, so there is no need to wait for a particular semester to register.

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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

In addition, we offer students the opportunity to receive credits towards a program through PLAR. This program is in place to recognize the experience and skills you have gathered from previous education, or life and work experience.

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Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Featured Online and Distance Education Programs


Bachelor of General Studies

This degree provides a flexible structure, which allows students to create their own program. TRU-OL offers a wide range of courses that fulfill degree requirements.

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Bachelor of Technology

This degree program provides technologists with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective project leaders, supervisors, and managers in organizations within a changing business and technical environment.

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Current Students

Current Students

Featured Online and Distance Education Courses


Introduction to Professional Writing (CMNS 1291)

This course will introduce students to the theories and practice of professional business and technical writing.

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Introduction to Psychology I (PSYC 1111)

This course introduces students to the scientific study of human behavior. Some topics covered include the brain and nervous system, sensation and perception and motivation.

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