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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Programs

The following tables list all of the TRU programs available for international students at our main campus in Kamloops and, in some cases, at our Williams Lake campus. Please follow the links below for detailed information on each.

You can also visit the main programs and courses listings for TRU for detailed information for each area of study.

English Language ProgramsLengthIntakes
English as a Second or Additional Language 4 – 18 months dependent on student placement  Sept/Jan/May

Master's Degrees and Graduate StudiesLengthIntakes
Master of Business Administration 2 years Sept/Jan/May
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 18 credits/8 months Sept/Jan/May
Master of Education 30 credits Sept
Master of Nursing 30 credits Sept
Graduate Certificate in Education Studies 9 credits + ESL if needed Sept/May
Master of Science in Environmental Science 28 credits/2 years Sept/Jan/May
Master's Degrees in Environmental Economics and Management  2 years Sept
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business - Accounting* 60 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business - Business Administration* 60 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business - Finance* 60 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business - Human Resource Management* 60 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business - International Business* 60 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business - Marketing* 60 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business - New Venture Creation* 60 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business - Supply Chain Management   60 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism - Adventure Studies 39 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tourism    54 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism - International Tourism Development 39 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism - Managing Festivals and Events 54 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism - Resort Experience Management 54 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism - Tourism Destination Development 39 credits Sept/Jan/May
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism - Tourism Experience Management 54 credits Sept/Jan/May
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate 4 months Sept/Jan/May
Law - Juris Doctor 3 years Sept

*All students must complete 6 credits of English as part of the admission requirement.

Bachelor Degrees and Undergraduate StudiesLengthIntakes
Bachelor of Arts* Majors: Communications, Economics, English, Geography, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts  4 years  Sept/Jan/May
Bachelor of Business Administration* Majors: Accounting, Economics, Finance, New Venture Creation, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Information Technology (major only), and Public Relations (minor only)  4 years Sept/Jan/May
Double Degree* Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computing Science 5 years Sept/Jan/May
International Double Degree*
Bachelor of Computing Science (TRU)
• Systems Engineering(Universidad EAFIT, Colombia)
4 years Sept/Jan
Bachelor of Computing Science* 4 years Sept/Jan
Bachelor of Tourism Management* 4 years Sept/Jan/May
Bachelor of Fine Arts 4 years Sept/Jan
Bachelor of Heath Science 4 years Sept/Jan
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies 4 years Sept/Jan
Bachelor of Journalism 4 years Sept
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science* 4 years Sept
Bachelor of Science* Majors: Animal Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Cellular, Molecular, & Microbial Biology, Ecology & Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Computing Science, Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Statistics 4 years Sept/Jan/May
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 4 years Sept 
Bachelor of Social Work 4 years Sept
Bachelor of Technology (Technology Management) 4 years Sept/Jan
Bachelor of Education - Elementary 5 years Sept
Bachelor of Education - STEM (new) 5 years  Sept
Engineering - First Year Transfer 1 year Sept
Forestry – First and Second Year Transfer 6 mths Sept

* Co-op option available


Diploma Programs and
Associate Degrees
LengthIntakes
Accounting Technician 2 years Sept
Adventure Guide* 2 years Sept
Architectural and Engineering Technology 3 years Sept
Associate of Arts 2 years Sept/Jan/May
Associate of Commerce & Business Administration    2 years   Sept/Jan/May
Computing Science 2 years Sept/Jan
Associate of Science 2 years Sept/Jan/May
Early Childhood Education 2 years Sept
Events and Conventions Management 2 years Sept**
Executive Assistant 2 years Sept/Jan
Human Service 2 years Sept
Management * 2 years Sept
Police & Justice Studies   2 years Sept
Practical Nursing
(Williams Lake campus only)
2 years TBD
Resort and Hotel Management 2 years Sept**
Respiratory Therapy 3 years Sept
Sports Event Management 2 years Sept**
Tourism Management 2 years Sept/Jan/May
Visual Arts 2 years Sept**
Water Treatment Technology 2 Years Sept

* Co-op option available

**January intake may be available, but course sequencing would prevent completion in four semesters.


Certificate ProgramsLengthIntakes
Aboriginal Studies 1 year Sept
Accounting 1 year Sept
Administrative Assistant 1 year Sept
Business Foundation 1 year Sept
Culinary Arts / 
Professional Cook Levels 1 & 2 
16 months Jan/Aug
Cultural and Social Explorations 1 year Sept/Jan
Education Assistant & Community Support 1 year Sept
Environmental Studies 1 year Sept/Jan
Health Care Assistant 1 year Sept
Horticulture 1 year August
Literary and Art History 1 year Sept/Jan
Management  1 year Sept
Modern Languages 1 year Sept/Jan
Painting and Drawing 1 year Sept/Jan
Sculpture and Ceramics 1 year Sept/Jan
Water & Wastewater Utilities    1 year August

University PreparationLengthIntakes
University Preparation Courses N/A Jan/May/Sept