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Programs

The following tables list all of the TRU programs available for international students at our main campus in Kamloops and, in some cases, at our Williams Lake campus. Please follow the links below for detailed information on each.

You can also visit the main programs and courses listings for TRU for detailed information for each area of study.

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Programs for international students
Program Name Length Intakes Admission Type ESL Availabe Co-op/ Practicum
Juris Doctor
Law - Juris Doctor 3 years Sept Competitive   P
Master's Degree
Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Justice 16 continuous months (4 semesters) Sept Competitive   P
Master of Business Administration 2 years Sept/Jan Competitive    
Master of Science in Data Science
Early application deadline: Jan 15
2 years Sept Limited Seats    
Master of Education 1.5 to
2 years
Sept Competitive    
Master in Environmental Economics and Management 1-2 years Sept/Jan Competitive    
Master of Science in Environmental Science 1-2 years Sept/Jan Competitive  
 
Master of Nursing 2 years Sept Limited Seats  
P
Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (thesis-based) (MScEEM) 1-2 years Sept/Jan Competitive    
Graduate Certificate & Post-Graduate Diploma
Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (GCES) (Pre-MEd) 4 months + ESL Sept/Jan/May Competitive    
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate 4 months Sept/Jan/May Competitive  
P
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration GDBA (Year 1 of MEEM, MScEEM) 8 months Sept/Jan Competitive  
 
Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas in Business
Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Economics and Political Studies, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Mathematics and Economics, Marketing and Supply Chain Management 48-60 credits Sept/Jan  Open   C
Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas + Certificate in Tourism
Adventure Studies 1.5 years (39 credits) Sept/Jan Competitive    
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tourism
Managing Festivals and EventsResort Experience ManagementTourism Destination Development
Tourism Experience Management
54 credits Sept/May/Jan Limited Seats   P
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Tourism 30 credits Sept/May/Jan  Limited Seats    
*All students must complete 3 credits of English and this can be done as part of the program.
Undergraduate Degrees
Bachelor of Arts
Majors: Communication (New Mdiea Studies & Public Relations), Criminology, Economics, Economics & Math, Economics & Political Studies, English, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre
4 years (120 credits) Sept/Jan/May Open   C
Bachelor of Business Administration
Majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
4 years (120 credits) Sept/Jan Open   C
Double Degrees: 
Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of Arts
 or Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computing Science *Duration: 5 years or 1 year if proper degree was obtained.
5 years (150 credits) Sept/Jan Open   C
Bachelor of Computing Science 4 years (120 credits) Sept/Jan Open   C
Bachelor of Education (Elementary)
*Duration: 5 years or 2 years if proper degree was obtained
5 years (150 credits)
or 2 years
Sept Competitive   P
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)
*
Duration: 5 years or 2 years if proper degree was obtained
5 years (150 credits)
or 2 years
July Competitive   P
Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering 5 years Sept Competitive   C
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) 4 years (120 credits) Sept/May Open   C
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (3rd year entry) 2 years (60 credits) Sept/Jan Limited Seats   C
Bachelor of Journalism 4 years (120 credits) Sept Limited Seats   P
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science* 4 years (120 credits) Sept/May/Jan Limited Seats   C
Bachelor of Science
* Majors: Animal Biology, Biology, Cellular, Data Science, Molecular, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Computing Science & Mathematics, Ecology & Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, General Science, Mathematics, Mathematics & Economics, Data Science, Molecular & Microbial Biology, Physics, Pre-Professional Health Science
4 years (120 credits) Sept/Jan/May Open   C
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 4 years (120 credits) Sept Competitive   P
Bachelor of Social Work (3rd year admission) 4 years (120 credits) Sept/Jan Competitive   P
Bachelor of Tourism Management Concentrations: Adventure Studies, Festivals & Events, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Resort Experience 4 years (120 credits) Sept/Jan/May Limited Seats   C
Engineering - First & second year transfer to UBC and UVic 1 to 2 years Sept Competitive   C
Forestry – First and second year transfer to UBC 1 to 2 years Sept Limited Seats     
Diploma Programs + Associate Degrees
Accounting Technician 2 years Sept/Jan Open    
Adventure Guide 2 years Sept Limited 
Seats
  C
Architectural and Engineering Technology (ARET) Diploma 3 years Sept Competitive    
Applied Sustainable Ranching Diploma
(Williams Lake Campus only)
2 years Sept/Jan/May Limited 
Seats
  P
Associate of Commerce & Business Administration Diploma    2 years Sept/Jan Open     
Associate of Arts 2 years Sept/Jan Open     
Associate of Science 2 years Sept/Jan Open   C
Computing Science Diploma 2 years Sept/Jan* Open   C
Early Childhood Education Diploma 1.5 years Sept   Limited 
Seats
   P
Events and Conventions Management Diploma 2 years Sept/Jan* Limited 
Seats
  P
Horticulture Management Diploma 2 years Aug Limited 
Seats
  P
Human Service Diploma 2 years Sept     P
Instrumentation Engineering Technology 2 years (62 - 65 credits) Sept Limited 
Seats
   
Management Diploma    2 years (60 credits) Sept/Jan Open    
Police & Justice Studies Diploma 2 years (60 credits) Sept Limited 
Seats
   
Power Engineering Diploma 40 weeks Sept Limited 
Seats
   
Practical Nursing Diploma (Williams Lake campus only) 2 years Sept Competitive   P
Resort and Hotel Management Diploma 2 years Sept/Jan* Limited 
Seats
  P
Respiratory Therapy Diploma 3 years Sept Competitive   P
Sport Event Management Diploma 2 years (60 credits) Sept/Jan* Limited 
Seats
  P
Tourism Management Diploma 2 years Sept/Jan* Limited 
Seats
  P
Visual Arts Diploma 2 years (60 credits) Sept/Jan* Open    
Water and Wastewater Technology 2 years Sep Limited 
Seats
  C
*January intake may be available, but course sequencing would prevent completion in 2 years (4 semesters).
Certificate Programs
Adventure Guide 1 year (30 credits) Sept Limited Seats    
Business Foundations 1 year Sept/Jan/May Open    
Culinary Arts 1 (Only Culinary Arts 1 id offered to International Students) 1 year Sept Limited Seats   P
Horticulture 1 year Aug Limited Seats    
Water & Wastewater Utilities 1 year Aug Limited Seats    
Trades Foundation Programs
Automotive Service Technician, Carpenter, Diesel Engine Mechanic, Electrician, Electrical/Industrial Mechanic, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Instrumentation & Control Technician, Industrial Mechanic (Millwright), Machinist, Metal Fabricator, Plumber, Welder 2 years Varies Limited
Seats
  C
Power Engineering Fourth Class 40 weeks Sept Limited Seats    
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic  25 weeks Sept Limited Seats    
University Preparation & Student Development
Adult Basic Education & 
BC Adult Graduation Diploma
  Sept/Jan/May      
English as a Second Language (ESL)  4–18 months dependent on student placement  Sept/Jan/May      
University Preparation Courses   Sept/Jan/May      
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