Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies can help you secure a great job, be a stepping-stone to further education or present a way to further your own knowledge and interests. This the most flexible program we offer, and accepts a high degree of PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) and transfer credit, making it ideal for those who have taken a non-linear path to education or have extensive work experience.

 Careers

The Bachelor of General Studies is a great option for people who have prior education or work experience and are looking for a formal credential to help them advance in their career. It gives you plenty of options, so you can concentrate on courses that will get you closer to your goals.

 Calendar Description

The Bachelor of General Studies program provides a flexible structure, which allows you to actually create your own program, although there are some specific requirements. See Program Requirements, next.

 Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Open admission

If you plan to complete this or another TRU-OL program, please complete and submit a Program Admission Form with your application.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 15 TRU credits (distance or on-campus).

Degree Requirements

120 credits total, with a GPA of 2.00 (a grade of C) or higher in all courses required for this credential, as follows:

Core Requirements (6 credits)

6 credits in English (university-level composition and literature) other than technical and business writing courses.

Upper-Level Requirements (45 credits)

15 credits may be applied studies, such as fine and performing arts studio courses and technology courses.

Education, business and administrative studies courses are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Elective Requirements (69 credits)

These may be lower- or upper-level credits.

60 credits may be applied studies, such as fine and performing arts studio courses and technology courses.

Education, business and administrative studies courses are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Student Responsibility

Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select are available and appropriate for your program of study and educational goals. Otherwise, you may find that a course does not meet the program requirements and cannot be applied toward that program’s credential.

 Fees

Please see Tuition and Fees for details.

 Contact

Email Student Services to speak with us about applying to this program or with questions about Open Learning and its programs and courses.

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