Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University


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.

English Language ProgramsLengthIntakes
English as a Second or Additional Language 4–18 months dependent on student placement  Sept/Jan/May

Co-op/ Practicum
Master of Business Administration 1-2 years Sept/Jan/May
Master of Education 1.5-2 years Sept
Master of Environmental Economics and Management  1-2 years Sept/Jan/May
Master of Science in Environmental Science 1-2 years Sept/Jan/May
Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (thesis-based)   1-2 years Sept/Jan/May
Master of Nursing 2 years Sept
Graduate Certificate in Education Studies 4 months + ESL Sept/May
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 8 months Sept/Jan/May
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate 4 months Sept/Jan/May
Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management 60 credits Sept/Jan
Adventure Studies 39 credits Sept/Jan N/A
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tourism 54 credits Sept/Jan P
Managing Festivals and Events 54 credits Sept/Jan P
Resort Experience Management 54 credits Sept/Jan P
Tourism Destination Development 39 credits Sept/Jan P
Tourism Experience Management 54 credits Sept/Jan P
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Tourism 30 credits Sept/Jan N/A
Law - Juris Doctor 3 years Sept P

*All students must complete 6 credits of English as part of the admission requirement.

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREESLengthIntakesCo-op/ Practicum
Bachelor of Arts Majors: Communication (New Media Studies & Public Relations), Criminology, Economics, Economics & Math, Economics & Political Studies, English, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre 4 years Sept/Jan/May C
Bachelor of Business Administration Majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance,
Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
4 years Sept/Jan

Double Degrees*

*Duration: 5 years or 1 year if proper degree was obtained

5 years Sept/Jan
Bachelor of Computing Science 4 years Sept/Jan C
Bachelor of Education (Elementary) 5 years Sept P
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) 5 years   Sept P
Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering 5 years Sept P
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) 4 years Sept/Jan C
Bachelor of Heath Science (3rd year entry) 2 years Sept/Jan C
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (3rd year entry) 2 years Sept/Jan C
Bachelor of Journalism (Journalism, Public Relations) 4 years Sept/Jan P
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science* 4 years Sept
Bachelor of Science* Majors: Animal Biology, Biology, Cellular, Molecular, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Computing Science & Mathematics, Ecology & Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, General Science, Mathematics, Mathematics & Economics, Mathematical Sciences, Molecular & Microbial Biology, Physics, Pre-Professional Health Science 4 years Sept/Jan/May  C
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 4 years Sept  P
Bachelor of Social Work (3rd year admission) 4 years Sept P
Bachelor of Technology (3rd year entry) 2 years Sept/Jan  N/A
Bachelor of Tourism Management Concentrations: Adventure Studies, Festivals & Events, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Resort Experience 4 years  Sept/Jan/May C
Engineering - First and second year transfer to UBC and UVic 1-2 years Sept C
Forestry – First and second year transfer to UBC 1-2 years Sept N/A 

* Co-op option available

Accounting Technician 2 years Sept/Jan/May
Adventure Guide* 2 years Sept
Architectural and Engineering TechnoloYg (ARET) 3 years Sept
Applied Agriculture & Enterprise Management (Williams Lake Campus only)* 2 years Aug
Associate of Commerce & Business Administration    2 years   Sept/Jan/May
Computing Science 2 years Sept/Jan/May
Early Childhood Education 2 years Sept
Events and Conventions Management 2 years Sept/Jan
Horticulture Management 2 years Aug
Instrumentation Engineering Technology 2 years Sept
Management * 2 years Sept/Jan/May
Police & Justice Studies 2 years Sept
Resort and Hotel Management 2 years Sept/Jan
Respiratory Therapy 3 years Sept
Sport Event Management 2 years Sept**
Tourism Management 2 years Sept/Jan
Visual Arts 2 years Sept**
Water and Wastewater Technology 2 Years Aug

**January intake may be available, but course sequencing would prevent completion in four semesters.

Certificate ProgramsLengthIntakes
Adventure Guide 1 year Sept
Business Foundations 1 year Sept
Culinary Arts (Red Seal) 2 years Aug
Horticulture 1 year Aug
Water & Wastewater Utilities 1 year Aug

University PreparationLengthIntakes
Adult Basic Education &
BC Adult Graduation Diploma
N/A Sept/Jan/May
English as a Second Language (ESL) N/A Sept/Jan/May
University Preparation Courses N/A Sept/Jan/May