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Thompson Rivers University 50th Anniversary
Thompson Rivers University 50th Anniversary

Students will engage in interdisciplinary studies

TRU’s Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) offers numerous options within the program, from streams that prepare for post-graduate programs like medicine or law, to Tourism’s six Adventure Tourism concentrations for Adventure diploma graduates who want to study a specific adventure-related topic from the perspective of other disciplines.

Goals

  • The development of Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies to be offered jointly between Williams Lake, the Regional Centres and the Kamloops campus, particularly in the contexts of the 4 core Academic Themes identified in the Academic Plan
  • Further development of interdisciplinary offerings with domestic and international partners, particularly in the contexts of Aboriginal, local, and global student awareness and the 4 core Academic Themes identified in the Academic Plan
  • The articulation of an university-wide Interdisciplinary Studies approach, and increased flexibility for students to combine credentials and programs
  • The articulation of an institutional structure that enables interdisciplinary programming across all programs and between credential levels, including the development of mechanisms that enable faculties to overcome institutional barriers to interdisciplinary programming
  • The development of a university-wide Interdisciplinary Studies Masters degree
  • Fully articulated Interdisciplinary programs for each of the 4 core Academic Themes identified in the Academic Plan
  • The development of fully articulated Interdisciplinary programs that blend trades, vocational, creative and academic learning
  • Experiential "tours" of different program areas for first-year students
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