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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Advanced Certificate in Liberal Arts

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Program Requirements

Some program requirements may be met with credits earned through prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR).

Admission Requirements

Open admission

Residency Requirements

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

Certificate Requirements

30 credits total of third- and fourth-year (upper-level) courses, with a GPA of 2.00 or higher over all courses required for this credential, as follows:

  • Six upper-level credits in humanities (including English)
  • Six upper-level credits in social science
  • Three upper-level credits in science
  • Fifteen credits of liberal arts electives, of which six credits may be first- and second-year (lower-level) courses and the remaining nine credits chosen from the following:
    • BIOL 3431, Plants and People (3)
    • ENVS 3991, Environmental Studies: Sustainability (3)
    • GEOG 3991, Global Climate Change and Regional Impacts (3)
    • HIST 3991, Environmental History (3)
    • HUMN 3981, Issues in Latin American Studies (3)
    • HUMN 3991, Issues in Science and Society (3)
    • POLI 3991, Globalization and Its Discontents: The Politics of Economic Change (3)
    • PSYC 3991, Psychology of Human Resilience (3)
    • SOCI 3991, Sociology of Diversity: Issues for Canadians (3)
    • VISA 3991, Cultural Theory and Images (3)
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