Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

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.

MASTER'S DEGREESLengthIntakesAdmission TypeESL Available 
Co-op/ Practicum
Master of Business Administration 1-2 years Sept/Jan/May Competitive    
Master of Education 1.5 to
2 years
Sept Competitive    
Master of Environmental Economics and Management  1-2 years Sept/Jan/May Competitive  
 
Master of Science in Environmental Science 1-2 years Sept/Jan/May Competitive  
 
Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (thesis-based)   1-2 years Sept/Jan/May Competitive  
 
Master of Nursing 2 years Sept Limited Seats  
P
      
GRADUATE DIPLOMAS & POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATES   
Graduate Certificate in Education Studies 4 months + ESL Sept/May Competitive    
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 8 months Sept/Jan/May Competitive    
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate 4 months Sept/Jan/May Competitive  
P
      
POST-BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMAS IN BUSINESS   
Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management 60 credits Sept/Jan  Open    
           
POST-BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMAS + CERTIFICATES IN TOURISM   
Adventure Studies 39 credits Sept/Jan Limited Seats    
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in TourismManaging Festivals and EventsResort Experience ManagementTourism Destination DevelopmentTourism Experience Management 54 credits Sept/Jan Limited Seats   P
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Tourism 30 credits Sept/Jan  Limited Seats    
           
JURIS DOCTOR          
Law - Juris Doctor 3 years Sept Competitive   P
*All students must complete 6 credits of English as part of the admission requirement.
 
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Length Intakes Admission Type ESL Available Co-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 Open   C
Bachelor of Business Administration Majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management 4 years Sept/Jan Open   C
Double Degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computing Science 5 years Sept/Jan Open   C
Bachelor of Computing Science 4 years Sept/Jan Open   C
Bachelor of Education (Elementary) 5 years Sept Competitive   P
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) 5 years Sept Competitive   P
Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering 5 years Sept Competitive   P
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) 4 years Sept/Jan Open   C
Bachelor of Heath Science (3rd year entry) 2 years Sept/Jan Competitive   C
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (3rd year entry) 2 years Sept/Jan Limited Seats   C
Bachelor of Journalism (Journalism, Public Relations) 4 years Sept/Jan Limited Seats   P
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science* 4 years Sept Limited Seats   C
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 Open   C
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 4 years Sept Competitive   P
Bachelor of Social Work (3rd year admission) 4 years Sept Competitive   P
Bachelor of Technology (3rd year entry) 2 years Sept/Jan Limited Seats    
Bachelor of Tourism Management Concentrations: Adventure Studies, Festivals & Events, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Resort Experience 4 years Sept/Jan/May Limited Seats   C
Engineering - First and second year transfer to UBC and UVic 1-2 years Sept Competitive   C
Forestry – First and second year transfer to UBC 1-2 years Sept Limited Seats     
 
DIPLOMA PROGRAMS + ASSOCIATE DEGREES Length Intakes Admission 
Type
ESL 
Available
Co-op/
Practicum
Accounting Technician 2 years Sept/Jan/May Open    
Adventure Guide 2 years Sept Limited 
Seats
  C
Architectural and Engineering Technology (ARET) 3 years Sept Competitive    
Applied Agriculture & Enterprise Management / Applied Sustainable Ranching
(Williams Lake Campus only)
2 years Aug Limited 
Seats
  P
Associate of Commerce & Business Administration    2 years Sept/Jan/May Open     
Computing Science 2 years Sept/Jan/May Open   C
Early Childhood Education 2 years Sept   Limited 
Seats
   P
Events and Conventions Management 2 years Sept/Jan Limited 
Seats
  P
Horticulture Management 2 years Aug Limited 
Seats
  P
Instrumentation Engineering Technology 2 years Sept Limited 
Seats
   
Police & Justice Studies 2 years Sept Limited 
Seats
   
Resort and Hotel Management 2 years Sept/Jan Limited 
Seats
  P
Respiratory Therapy 3 years Sept Competitive   P
Sport Event Management 2 years Sept* Limited 
Seats
  P
Tourism Management 2 years Sept/Jan Limited 
Seats
  P
Visual Arts 2 years Sept* Open    
Water and Wastewater Technology 2 years Aug Limited 
Seats
  P
*January intake may be available, but course sequencing would prevent completion in four semesters.
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Length Intakes Admission 
Type
ESL 
Available 
Co-op/
Practicum
Adventure Guide 1 year Sept Limited Seats    
Business Foundations 1 year Sept Open    
Culinary Arts (Red Seal) 2 years Aug Limited Seats    
Horticulture 1 year Aug Limited Seats    
Water & Wastewater Utilities 1 year Aug Limited Seats    
 
UNIVERSITY PREPARATION Length Intakes Admission 
Type
ESL 
Available
Co-op/
Practicum
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