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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of Arts, General Studies

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Program Requirements

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

Admission Requirements

Open admission

Residency Requirements

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

Degree Requirements

120 credits, including 45 upper-level credits, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher over all courses required for this credential, as follows:

Breadth Requirements (24 credits)

These may be met with lower- or upper-level university courses; refer to breadth requirements for arts and science degree programs.

  • 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 in humanities, sciences, social sciences or related interdisciplinary fields
  • 15 upper-level elective credits

Elective Requirements (51 credits)

May be lower-level or upper-level credits. Approval of education, business and administrative studies courses are is on a case-by-case basis. Applied credit may not be used to meet arts requirements.

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