Skip to main contentSkip Navigation or Skip to Content
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.

Need more program information?

Programs for international students
Program Name Length Intakes Admission Type EAP Upgrading Available 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/May 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
Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas (PBD)
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
*
2 years (48-60 credits) Sept/Jan  Open C
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Applied Data Science* 2 years (60 credits) Sept Limited
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism Destination Development* 2 years (54 credits) Sept/Jan Limited C
Undergraduate Degrees
Bachelor of Arts
Majors: Economics, Economics & Math, Economics & Political Studies, English, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre
4 years (120 credits) Sept/Jan 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 Communication and Digital Journalism
Majors:Public Relations, Media Studies, Digital Journalism.
4 years (120 credits) Sept/Jan Open C
Bachelor of Education (Elementary)
Duration: 5 years or 2 years (60 credits) if proper degree was obtained**
5 years (150 credits)
or 2 years (60 credits)
Sept Competitive P
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)
Duration: 5 years or 1 year (60 credits) if proper degree was obtained**
5 years (150 credits)
or 1 year (60 credits)
May Competitive P
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering 5 years Sept Limited C
Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering 5 years Sept Competitive C
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (3rd year entry) 2 years (60 credits) Sept/Jan Limited Seats C
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science** 4 years (120 credits) Sept/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 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 
**General studies concentrations: Resort Experience, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Festivals and Events, Adventure Studies
*Majors: Entrepreneurship, Tourism Studies, Adventure Studies
4 years (120 credits) Sept/Jan 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 2 years Sept Competitive
Regenerative Agriculture 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 Technology Diploma 2 years (60 credits) Sept Limited 
Seats
 
Practical Nursing Diploma (Williams Lake campus only) 2 years Sept (Every alternate year. Next intake: Sept 2024) 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
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 Open
Culinary Arts 1 year Sept Limited Seats P
Horticulture 1 year Aug Limited Seats
Regenerative Agriculture Certificate 1 year Sept/Jan/May Limited Seats
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate 4 months Sept/Jan/May Competitive
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      
English as a Second Language (ESL)  4–18 months dependent on student placement  Sept/Jan/May      
University Preparation Courses   Sept/Jan/May      

*All students must complete 3 credits of English and this can be done as part of the program.
**January intake may be available, but course sequencing would prevent completion in 2 years (4 semesters).

Search To Top