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Thompson Rivers University

Location: British Columbia

Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University, with nearly 26,000 students studying on-campus and through Open Learning, is a comprehensive, learner-centred, environmentally responsible institution that serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and scholarship. TRU offers a wide range of programs and courses across the spectrum of post-secondary studies, including degree, diploma, and certificate programs in sciences and health sciences, arts and fine arts, business, tourism, computing and technology, education, social work, trades, and more. Unique programs include Respiratory Therapy, Adventure Studies, and Retail Meat Processing. New academic areas for the university include Interdisciplinary Studies and Law.

At Thompson Rivers University, student success is their priority. They empower students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.

For 45 years TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student that comes to them—from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. Nearly 26,000 students study on campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning.

From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs to choose from. Students apply what they learn in co-op work terms, study abroad, undergraduate research, field schools and practicums, service learning and other opportunities.


Faculty of Adventure

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Faculty of Culinary Arts

Professional Cook – Red Seal Certification
Culinary Arts Certificate
Meat cutter

Faculty of Tourism

Bachelor of Tourism Management
Double Degree
Resort and Hotel Management Diploma
Sport Event Management Diploma
Events and Conventions Management Diploma
Tourism Management Diploma

Faculty of Arts

Economic and Political Studies
Geography and Environmental Studies
Mathematics and Economics
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
Bachelor of Journalism
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Creative Writing
Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development
Language and Global Studies
Political Studies
Visual Arts

School of Business and Economics

Master of Business Administration
Master’s Degrees in Environmental Economics and Management
Bachelor of Business Administration
Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas
Business Foundation Certificate
Administrative Assistant Certificate
Executive Assistant Diploma
First Nation Taxation Administration Certificate
First Nation Applied Economics Certificate
Accounting Technician Diploma
Management Diploma
Associate of Commerce and Business Administration Diploma

Faculty of Education and Social Work

Master of Education
Bachelor of Education (Elementary)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Early Childhood Education
Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate
First Nations Language Teachers
Teaching English as a Second Language
Special Needs Educator
Infant Toddler Educator
Online Teaching and Learning
Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies
Executive Program for Leadership in Education
Bachelor of Social Work
Human Service
Community and School Support
Child and Youth Mental Health
Seniors Living Management
Social Service Worker
University and Employment Preparation
Education and Skills Training (ESTR)
Work Skills Training (WST)

Faculty of Law

JD program

School of Nursing

Master of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Practical Nurse Diploma
Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses
Health Care Assistant Program
Return to Registered Nurse Practice Certificate

Faculty of Science

Master of Science in Environmental Science
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Computing Science
Computing Science Diploma
Bachelor of Computing Science and Bachelor Business Administration double degree
BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics combined major
Bachelor of Health Science, dual credential with Respiratory Therapy
University Degree Transfer Programs
Associate of Science Degree
Registered veterinary technologists diploma
Architectural and Engineering Technology
Applied Sustainable Ranching
Animal Biology
Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology
Chemical Biology
Ecology and Environmental Biology
Environmental Chemistry
General Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Animal Health Technology
Respiratory Therapy Diploma
Pre-Naturopathic Medicine
Pre-Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pre-Rehabilitation Sciences
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

School of Trades and Technology

Automotive Service Technician
Diesel engine mechanic
Electrician, construction
Electrician, industrial
Heavy duty equipment technician
Industrial mechanic (millwright)
Instrumentation and control technician
Mechanical Trade Sampler
Power Engineering
Refrigeration Mechanic
Saw filer
Sprinkler system installer
Truck and transport mechanic
Transport trailer technician

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805 TRU Way, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8 Canada

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