Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Diploma in General Studies

The Diploma in General Studies is an open admission program that allows you to select almost any combination of courses at the university level. You can transfer credits between various post-secondary institutions.


The Diploma 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 Diploma in General Studies allows you to select almost any combination of lower- and upper-level courses, although there are some specific requirements. See Program Requirements, next.

 Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Open admission

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

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 9 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Diploma Requirements

Sixty credits total of post-secondary (college and university) courses, including a minimum of 21 credits at the 2000 or above level. 30 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.


Please see Tuition and Fees for details.


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