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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Certificate in General Studies

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Admission Requirements

Open admission

Residency Requirements

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

Program Requirements

Some program requirements may be met with credits earned by Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).

Certificate Requirements

30 credits of post-secondary courses, 15 credits of which may be applied studies, such as fine and performing arts, studio and technology courses.

Education, business and administrative studies courses are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Open Textbook Pathway to Certificate of General Studies

Obtain 30 credits from the following Open Learning distance courses with zero textbook cost.

  • GEOL 1011/1111 Introduction to Geoscience 3 credits
  • ENGL 1101 Introduction to University Writing 3 credits
  • PSYC 2111 Introduction to Research Methods 3 credits
  • SOCI 1111 Introduction to Sociology 1 3 credits
  • SOCI 1211 Introduction to Sociology 2 3 credits
  • BIOL 1593 Anatomy and Physiology 1 3 credits
  • BIOL 1693 Anatomy and Physiology 2 3 credits
  • HIST 1121 Canadian History to 1867 3 credits
  • HIST 1221 Post-Confederation Canadian History 3 credits (pre-requisite: HIST 1211)
  • PHIL 1011 Introduction to Epistemology and Metaphysics 3 credits
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