Thompson Rivers University Canada is a public research and learning institution that opened its door to students 45 years ago. Right from inception, the school has shown its commitment to providing an excellent education to every student no matter the nationality and also empowering students to reach their goals through the use of hands-on learning opportunities, flexible learning options, and individualized student services. Students of the institution apply their classroom knowledge in co-op work terms, research, study abroad, field schools and practicums, and other opportunities.

The University serves over 25,000 students through its campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, and distance learning courses. More than 3500 international students from 100 countries studying in Canada join the University every year. It provides more than 1 million square feet of learning space for students. TRU is accredited to Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for providing associate, bachelor and master degree programs. The University is the third in British Columbia with this accreditation and the first one to achieve it in less than 3 years.

Thompson Rivers University offers a plethora of bachelor programs, masters programs, post-baccalaureates, certificates/diploma, and some other postgraduate programs. There are 140 programs on campus and more than 60 online programs. The University has 10 faculties and schools that include:


  •     Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts, and Tourism
  •     Faculty of Arts
  •     Faculty of Education and Social Work
  •     Faculty of Law
  •     Faculty of Science
  •     Faculty of Student Development
  •     School of Business and Economics
  •     School of Trades and Technology
  •     School of Nursing

In addition to the above-stated, dual degrees are also offered to students who wish to pursue competency in different fields simultaneously.

Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia

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