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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Liberal Arts

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Program Requirements

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

Admission Requirements

Completion of a recognized bachelor's degree in any field of study, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher.

Residency Requirements

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

Certificate Requirements

15 credits of third- and fourth-year courses (upper level), with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher over all courses required for this credential, as follows:

Upper Level Requirements (9 credits)

9 credits in upper-level humanities and/or social science and or/science, including one of the following:

  • BIOL 3431, Plants and People (3)
  • ENVS 3991, Environmental Studies: Sustainability (3)
  • GEOG 3991, Global Climate Change and Regional Impacts (3)
  • HIST 3991, Environmental History (3)
  • HUMN 3981, Issues in Latin American Studies (3)
  • HUMN 3991, Issues in Science and Society (3)
  • POLI 3991, Globalization and its Discontents: The Politics of Economic Change (3)
  • PSYC 3991, Psychology of Human Resilience (3)
  • SOCI 3991, Sociology of Diversity: Issues for Canadians (3)
  • VISA 3991, Cultural Theory and Images (3)

Elective Requirements (3 credits)

Three credits of upper-level liberal arts electives.

Directed Studies

VISA 4991, Directed Studies (3)

Directed Studies consists of concentrated study of a topic that you select in consultation with your Open Learning Faculty Member. As registration procedures differ for Directed Studies courses, please speak to your Program Advisor before registering.

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