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Thompsons River University

URL: http://www.tru.ca/

Description:

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) builds upon the reputation for excellence established by the University College of the Cariboo in Kamloops and the British Columbia Open University in Burnaby to offer students in British Columbia and around the world a full provincial university. Founded in 1970, TRU is a comprehensive university and college offering more than 100 Bachelor degrees, diplomas, certificates and English language programs.

QUICK FACTS

  • Government funded and accredited
  • Established 1970
  • Based in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
  • 8.000 students, including 700 international students
  • 100 academic programs
 
Location

The Kamloops Region, often called the Thompson-Nicola, lies in the heart of British Columbia's Southern Interior. The landscape is characterized by rivers, mountains, lakes and grasslands, which offer unsurpassed opportunities for year-round outdoor adventure. An exciting wild west history that includes the fur trade, gold rush and cattle ranching combined with communities dedicated to development of cultural and heritage attractions make the Kamloops Region BC's Adventure Destination. Blue skies, endless sunshine, deep powder snow, one thousand lakes and spectacular landscapes make the Kamloops Region the natural place to visit and experience unparalleled adventure opportunities. ” 

History

Thompson River University was originally founded as a result of vigorous lobbying by community leaders and trustees from five school districts, in the area then called the Mainline-Cariboo. The Regional College Committee proposed that a community college be developed in concert with the Kamloops Vocational School, then under construction on McGill Road in Kamloops. With government funding following overwhelming regional support, Cariboo College published its first calendar in 1970 as a comprehensive regional post-secondary institution, and adopted the motto "Quansem Ilep," a Chinook word meaning "to strive ahead."

Courses Available

Thompson Rivers University provides a comprehensive approach to education with four-year Bachelor and two-year Associate Degrees, College Preparation and English Language Programs, and Career and Technology and Vocational Diploma and Certificate Programs. TRU welcomes students from all parts of the world!

Courses Available

Arts

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
  • Bachelor of Journalism Degree
  • Cultural and Social Explorations Certificate
  • Fine Arts Diploma
  • Modern Languages Certificate
  • Printing and Photography Certificate

Business

  • Accounting Technician Diploma/Accounting Certificate
  • Applied Business Technology Certificates
  • Associate of Commerce & Business Admin Diploma
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Certificate in Management
  • Diploma in Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Computer Science

  • Bachelor of Applied Computing Science
  • Computer Systems: Operations and Management Diploma
  • Engineering Design and Drafting Technology Diploma

Education

  • Bachelor of Education (Elementary) Degree
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education Diploma

Healthcare

  • Respiratory Therapy Diploma

Hospitality

  • Accommodation Management Certificate
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree
  • Events and Conventions Management Diploma
  • Food & Beverage Management Certificate
  • Professional Cook Training
  • Resort and Hotel Management Diploma
  • Sports Event Management Diploma
  • Tour Coordinator Certificate
  • Tourism Supervisory Development Certificate

Humanities

  • Human Service Workers Programs
  • Literary and Art History Certificate

Others

  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree
  • Drawing and Painting Certificate
  • Sculpture and Ceramics Certificate

Science

  • Bachelor of Natural Resource Science Degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
  • Environmental Studies Certificate

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Canada

Canada is a country of diverse geography, and there is much to experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline of British Columbia, the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the big skies of the prairies, to the 'maple sugar country' in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and the rugged hills and picturesque coastline of the Atlantic provinces.

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