Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Associate of Arts (Modern Languages) Degree

Admission requirements

  • BC Grade 12 or Adult Dogwood or Mature student status.
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 73 percent within the last five years: OR Level 4, on the composition section of the Language Proficiency Index (within the last two years); OR Completion of English 0600; OR Completion of ESAL 0570 and ESAL 0580 with a grade of C+ or better.

May be completed in French, Spanish, German or Japanese.


Degree requirements

General requirements

  • 60 credits of first- and second-year BC university transfer courses.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 of all courses counting towards the credential.

Specific requirements

  • 6 credits of first-year English
  • 36 credits in Arts including: 6 credits in Social Sciences, 6 credits in Humanities (including the Creative and Performing Arts).
  • 24 credits of Arts which must include 18 credits of second-year Arts in two or more subject areas (disciplines).
  • 9 semester credits in Science, including 3 semester credits of Math or Statistics or Computing Science, and three credits in a lab science.
  • 9 semester credits of first- or second-year courses.
Total credits: 60

French Option

  • 6 credits of first-year English 1100/1110 or 1110/ 1210
  • 6 credits in Social Science
  • 6 credits in Arts electives at the 1000 or 2000 level
  • 6 credits in French at the 1000 level courses
  • 12 credits in French at the 2000 level courses
  • 6 credits in 2000 level electives other than French
  • 9 credits in science:
    • 3 credits in math or statistics or computing Science
    • 3 credits in a lab science (biology/ chemistry/ physical geography/ geology/physics)
    • 3 additional credits in science or lab science
  • 9 credits of first- or second-year courses: (These courses may be outside the Arts and Sciences)

Language Option

Option 1:
  • 6 credits of first-year English 1100/1110 or 1110/1210
  • 6 credits in Social Science
  • 6 credits in Arts electives at the 1000 or 2000 level
  • 6 credits in first-year language
  • 12 credits in second-year language
  • 6 credits in 2000 level electives other than a language
  • 9 credits in Science:
    • 3 credits in math or statistics or computing science
    • 3 credits in a lab science (biology/ chemistry/ physical geography/ geology/physics)
    • 3 additional credits in science or lab science
  • 9 credits of first- or second-year courses: (These courses may be outside the Arts and Sciences)
Option 2:
  • 6 credits of first-year English 1100/1110 or 1110/1210
  • 6 credits in Social Science
  • 12 credits in first-year language courses
  • 12 credits in second-year language courses
  • 6 credits in 2000 level electives (6 credits other than language)
  • 9 credits in science:
    • 3 credits in math or statistics or computing science
    • 3 credits in a lab science (biology/ chemistry/ physical geography/ geology/physics)
    • 3 additional credits in Science or Lab Science
  • 9 credits of first- or second-year courses: (These courses may be outside the Arts and Sciences)
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