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 TRU-OL programs, provided that you meet the program requirements. See Program Requirements, next.

 Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Open admission

If you plan to complete this or another credential at TRU, please submit a completed Program Admission Form with your application.

Residency Requirements

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

Certificate Requirements

Thirty credits total of post-secondary courses numbered 1000 or above, 15 of which 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 this program or with your questions about Open Learning and its programs and courses.