Certificate in General Studies
Tailor your learning to suit your goals. The Certificate in General Studies program allows you to select almost any combination of courses at the university level, and may be completed entirely online on a full- or part-time basis. If you wish to continue your education, you can transfer your credits from this certificate toward a diploma or bachelor’s degree.
The program allows you to select almost any combination of lower- and upper-level courses. You may apply your credits from this certificate toward other OL programs, as long as you meet the program requirements.
The Certificate in General Studies allows for a high degree of choice, allowing you to concentrate on courses that will get you closer to your career goals in almost any field.
Some program requirements may be met with credits earned by Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).
When applying to this program, please use the Program Admission Form.
A minimum of six TRU credits (distance or on-campus).
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.
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.