The Bridge of Different Cultures – Thompson River University

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was founded in 1970 and is located in Kamloops, a beautiful city in British Columbia. TRU can offer degrees, diplomas, and certificates, making it one of the six public research universities in BC. The school provides more than 140 synchronous majors for more than 14,000 students and more than 60 majors for 17,000 online students each year. Thomson University ranked second in the Canadian International Student Satisfaction Survey, with a graduate employment rate (95%+) and salary level ranking among the best college graduates in BC in 2018. Thompson Rivers University (TRU) provides international students with diversified learning experiences and embraces living atmospheres. TRU is a significant influencer who acknowledges the beauty of multiculturalism but also advocates cultural exchange on its campus.


What Faculties Can International Students Study at Thompson River University?

Business and Economics

  • Postgraduate (Master of Business Administration-MBA)
  • Post-Bachelor Diploma (Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship *)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration * (Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Bachelor of Business Administration and Computer Science Double Degree *)

Benefits of Studying Business and Economics at TRU

  • Thomson University (TRU) Business School won the first place in the BC Business School MBA competition held at the Sauder Business School of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in October 2019
  • Offers paid internship to students


One of the most popular majors at Thomson University (TRU): Tourism Management. TRU Tourism Management is divided into three majors, Entrepreneurship, Tourism Studies. and Adventure Studies. Students also have the option to choose a concentration from the following.

  • Resort Experience
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Festivals and Events
  • Adventure Studies

Degrees and Diplomas

  • Post bachelor degree (adventure tourism, international tourism development, tourism destination development, tourism experience development)
  • Bachelor’s degree* (Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science-Adventure Specialization, Bachelor of Tourism Management*, Adventure, International Adventure Tourism, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Event and Celebration Planning, Mountain Science (Currently Not Opened), Natural-based Community Development, Resort Experience, General kind)
  • College Diploma (Adventure Guide, Aboriginal Tourism, Adventure Management, Canadian Mountaineering and Skiing Guide, Large Conference and Event Management, Resort and Hotel Management, Sports Event Management, Tourism Management)

Benefits of StudyingTourism at TRU

  • Provide paid internship


  • Master’s degree (Master of Science in Environmental Science)
  • Bachelor of Science (General Bachelor of Science, Animal Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell, Molecular and Microbial Biology, Biological Conservation, Ecological and Environmental Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mathematical Science, Physics, Plant Biology, Statistics, geoarchaeology, management
  • Major (Bachelor of Computer Science, Double Bachelor of Computer Science and Business Administration, Bachelor of Natural Resources Science, Bachelor of Medical and Hygiene, Associate of Science, Forestry Transfer-First and Second Years, Engineering Transfer-1 Year or 2 years to UBC or UVic, Computer Information System Technology-Junior College, Construction Engineering Technology-Junior College, Respiratory Therapy-Junior College)

Benefits of StudyingSciences at TRU

  • Provide paid internship

Education and Social Science

The School of Education and Social Sciences is a department developed by the Ministry of Higher Education of BC and TRU. It has experienced professionals who focus on the critical thinking of students. The employment rate of graduates has maintained a high academic and professional level over the years, and employers favour graduates of the TRU School of Education and Social Sciences.

  • Master’s degree (Master of Education-Educational Leadership)
  • Bachelor’s degree * (Bachelor of Education-Secondary School, Bachelor of Education-Elementary School, Bachelor of Education-Bachelor of Physical Education, Social Worker-BSW
  • College Diploma (Early Childhood Education, Social Service-William Lake Campus, Post-Bachelor Diploma in English as a Second Language Teaching)

Benefits of StudyingEducation and Social Science at TRU

  • Provide paid internship


  • Majors (media-public relations or new media, criminology, economics, economics and political studies, English, geography, history, interdisciplinary studies, journalism, mathematics, mathematics and economics, modern languages, philosophy , Policy, psychology, sociology, drama, visual arts)
  • Only minor majors (archaeology and geology, Canadian studies, business management, creative writing, environmental economics and sustainable development, political science, management, visual arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Bachelor of Arts , Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Science, Bachelor of Journalism, General Bachelor, International Double Degree: TRU Bachelor of Arts & Gavle-(Sweden) University Geography/Surveying and Mapping BSc)

Benefits of StudyingArts at TRU

  • Provide paid internship

What Kind of Service Can International Students receive?

The greatest asset of TRU is its multilingual international student service team. While they employ one-on-one consulting services to every international student, they aim to welcome everyone the best they can. Their services include accommodation, various visa applications, and Settlement services. In addition, this team will also assist new students to participate in campus introduction seminars and various orientation services, including airport pick-ups, visits to Kamloops, and reading programs.


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