Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Diploma in General Studies

The Diploma in General Studies is an open admission program that allows you to select almost any combination of courses at the university level. You can transfer credits between various post-secondary institutions.


The Diploma in General Studies allows for a high degree of choice, freeing you to concentrate on courses that will get you closer to your career goals in almost any field.

 Program Requirements

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

Admission Requirements

Open admission

If you plan to complete this or another credential through OL, please fill out a Program Admission Form and email, fax or mail it to OL Admissions.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 9 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Diploma Requirements

60 credits total of post-secondary (college and university) courses, including a minimum of 21 credits numbered 2000 or above, 30 credits of which may be applied courses, such as fine and performing arts, studio and technology courses

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

Student Responsibility

Please consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential. Before you register in a course not listed on the website, you must apply for an LOP. If you proceed otherwise, you may find that a course cannot be applied toward your credential or that you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.


Please see Tuition and Fees for details.


Email Student Services to speak with us about this or any other program or with your questions about Open Learning and its programs and courses.