Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

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.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

Use the credits you attain in this program toward meeting the admission requirements for a graduate program or increase your knowledge and employability.

 Program Requirements

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

Admission Requirements

Open admission

Please include the Program Admission Form with your application.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 15 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Degree Requirements

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

6 credits in English (university-level composition and literature), excluding technical- and business-writing courses

6 credits in humanities, other than English

6 credits in mathematics (including statistics) and/or science

6 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.

Student Responsibility

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.

 Fees

Please see Tuition and Fees for estimated costs.

 Contact Us

Please contact us to speak with us about the Bachelor of Arts, General Program.