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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Associate of Science

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Expect to complete some courses through TRU (on-campus equivalents are offered for many OL courses) or through other recognized post-secondary institutions. Then, apply to transfer the credit to the Associate of Science program. Continue to monitor the OL website for the addition of new courses.

Admission Requirements

Open admission

Residency Requirements

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

Associate Degree Requirements

60 credits total of first- and second-year courses (upper-level courses may be used to meet program requirements), with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 over all courses required for this credential, as follows:

  • Six credits in English — university-level composition and literature (ENGL 1001, 1011, or 1031)
  • Six credits in arts other than English, mathematics or laboratory-based science courses
  • Eighteen credits in first-year natural science, mathematics (including statistics) or engineering science
  • Six credits of mathematics (may include MATH 1101, 2121STAT 1201), of which three credits must be in calculus (MATH 1141 or 1241); MATH 1001, 1091,11571171  and 1901 do not meet this requirement
  • Eighteen credits of second-year courses in two or more of the following subject areas: natural science, mathematics (including statistics) or engineering science
  • Six credits of first- or second-year university-level courses

The first-year science requirement must include a minimum of one course with a hands-on laboratory component (BIOL 1113/ 1115, 1213/ 1215; CHEM 1503/ 1505, 1523/ 1525; GEOG 1221; GEOL 1111; PHYS 1103/ 1105, 1203/ 1205).

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