Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Certificate in General Studies

Tailor your learning to suit your goals. The Certificate in General Studies allows you to select almost any combination of courses at the university level, and may be completed entirely online on a full- or part-time schedule. If you wish to continue your education, you can transfer your credits from this certificate toward a diploma or a bachelor’s degree.

 Careers

The Certificate in General Studies allows for a high degree of choice, allowing you to concentrate on courses that will get you closer to your career goals in almost any field.

 Calendar Description

The Certificate in General Studies allows you to select almost any combination of lower- and upper-level courses.

You may apply your credits from this certificate toward other OL programs, provided that you meet the program requirements.

 Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Open admission

If you plan to complete this or another credential through Open Learning, please fill out a Program Admission Form and email, fax or mail it along with your application.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 6 TRU credits (distance or on-campus).

Certificate Requirements

30 credits total of post-secondary courses, 15 of which may be applied studies, such as fine and performing arts, studio and technology courses

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

Student Responsibility

Please consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential. Before you register in a course not listed on the website, you must apply for an LOP. If you proceed otherwise, you may find that a course cannot be applied toward your credential or that you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.

 Fees

Please see Tuition and Fees.

 Contact

Email Student Services to speak with us about this or any other Open Learning program.