Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

General Studies


Certificate in General Studies College
Diploma in General Studies College
Bachelor of General Studies University

When you are admitted to a program, you are assigned a TRU-OL program advisor who will answer your questions and provide you with a program plan to guide you through your studies.

English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants must have a proficiency in English at a level suitable to the course or program of study for which they are applying. Students who have English as a second language may be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. Refer to detailed information about the English proficiency requirement.

Residency Requirements

Most TRU programs offered through Open Learning have residency requirements as specified in the program descriptions. Residency requirements are the number of TRU-OL courses or credits that students must complete to graduate from a TRU program offered through Open Learning. 

Students who plan to complete a TRU credential through Open Learning must complete and submit a Program Admission form.

Individual course descriptions are provided for all programs offered. Before registering, read through the information about distance education provided on this website. It examines various topics to assist students to start and continue successfully as distance learners.

Refer to information about TRU-OL course delivery formats, which includes requirements for web-based courses.