Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University



The wide array of distance and online programs and initiatives makes this an exciting area to study. Develop essential workplace skills, like communication, critical analysis, problem solving, independent learning and collaboration.

While you can choose from many OL courses to fulfill your program requirements, you can also access post-secondary courses from other institutions and transfer them to your OL program. See BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) to explore your options.

Plan ahead and make the most of your Arts credential. OL's Program Advisors help you choose courses that can later be applied toward another program, either at OL or elsewhere.

Start your journey today.

Advanced Certificate in Liberal Arts College
Associate of Arts College
Minor in English, History, Psychology and Sociology College
Bachelor of Arts, General Program University
Bachelor of Arts, General Studies University
Bachelor of Arts, Criminology Major University
Bachelor of Arts, English Major University
Bachelor of Arts, History Major University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Major University
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology Major University
Bachelor of Design University
Bachelor of Fine Art University
Bachelor of Music (Performance) University
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Liberal Arts University

Before Registering or Applying

First, read about distance education and course delivery formats. Look at the program descriptions, which state the admission requirements (if any) and residency requirements. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the course descriptions, too.

Financial Assistance

You can apply for financial assistance if you meet specific place of residence requirements. See Student Awards & Financial Support.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

If you have applied for or been admitted to an OL Arts program, you may be eligible for credit based on an assessment of your prior learning. PLAR allows you to earn academic credits for knowledge, training and skills gained through work and life experience.


We're with you at every step. Call or email Student Services if you have any questions about OL Arts programs and courses or any of the services available to you as an online student.