Bachelor of Arts, General Program
With the Bachelor of Arts, General Program, you get a broad education in Arts, with specialization in two subjects. You can finish the program with a concentration in English, fine arts, geography, history, psychology or sociology, or with a combination of business administration (including economics) and science, completing 15 upper-level credits in each of your two areas of specialization.
Use the credits you attain in this program toward meeting the admission requirements for a graduate program or increase your knowledge and employability.
Some program requirements may be met with credits earned through prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR).
A minimum of 15 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)
120 credits, including 45 third- and fourth-year (upper-level) credits, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher over all courses required for this credential, as follows:
General education requirements (24 credits)
These may be met with lower- or upper-level university courses; refer to General Education requirements
- Six credits in English (university-level composition and literature), excluding technical- and business-writing courses
- Six credits in humanities, other than English
- Six credits in mathematics (including statistics) and/or science
- Six credits in social science
Upper-level requirements (45 credits)
- 30 credits (15 credits in each area of specialization)
- 15 upper-level elective credits
Elective requirements (51 credits)
Specific course requirements may vary, depending on your areas of specialization. Approval of education, business and administrative studies courses is on a case-by-case basis.
Consult with your program advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.
Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a letter of permission. Otherwise, you may find that either course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.