At TRU, we believe post-secondary is a place of learning and discovery. We offer over 140 on campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs, encouraging you to find your TRU. A comprehensive, learning-centered, and sustainable institution, TRU serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research, and scholarship.

A woman looks out over Kamloops from the Kenna-Cartwright hiking trail.

Our values include:

Inclusion and Diversity

Access is open: we welcome students, faculty, staff, and communities from our region and around the world to learn from and with one another. We embrace diversity of thought and people. We commit to equity. We continually see the world and its inhabitants in new ways by re-examining our practices and their impacts.


We come together to help one another (Pelkwaílc-kt es knucwentwécw-kt). Mutual benefit guides us to connect meaningfully with people in the communities we serve, contributing to an interconnected world where we all share a common future and humanity.


We seek out new ideas and embrace change, understanding they may involve risks. We break paths with creative, critical, yet thoughtful purpose. We push boundaries as a university and encourage students, faculty, staff, and the community to do the same.


The natural world inspires us with wonder and reverence. We recognize how the health of our societies, cultures, and ecosystems rests upon wellness of people, biodiversity, and wise stewardship of precious and finite resources. As a world leader in sustainability we know that the well-being of generations to come is shaped by what we do today.

Embrace Opportunity:

TRU offers:
  • Over 70 Bachelor and Major Programs
  • Over 60 Diploma & Certificate Programs
  • 12 Graduate Programs
  • 34 Trade Programs
  • Upgrading and ESL Programs
  • Around 6000 on campus courses
  • Over 550 courses by distance learning

Faculties and Schools

Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism

Create amazing experiences in tourism and leisure. Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism Management involves the study of exciting, stimulating, enriching, powerful human experiences that are typically out of the ordinary but which span the breadth of humanity. Today, tourism, hospitality, recreation, leisure, sport and resorts are the economic engines of many towns and regions around the world; in some cases, these industries drive even whole countries.

Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics

The Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics was unveiled Feb. 17, 2022 and named in honour of a Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist with deep Kamloops roots and a family legacy grounded in community service. Connecting the British Columbia Interior to the world through experiential education and high-quality research, TRU and Bob Gaglardi champion a
game-changing business education. Ethical business leaders start here. The Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics offers flexible programs for new and returning students. Explore interest areas, conduct research on a specific issue or complement your education in another program with applicable business theory and skills — we’re here to support your

Faculty of Arts

Arts at TRU — including humanities, social sciences and creative arts — offers a wide selection of high quality, flexible and innovative academic programs and learning options. In a job climate where employers want entry-level candidates with some work experience, TRU ensures you have hands-on experience and the ability to communicate your skills to potential employers. TRU’s BC Student Outcomes survey results show about 90 per cent of Arts graduates said their
education developed the necessary skills for the workplace, skills like communication, critical analysis, problem-solving, self-learning, and working with groups. The skills you will learn in the classroom, in the field and in the community, at home or abroad, as a TRU Arts student are critical to success in the workplace, and in life.

Faculty of Education and Social Work

The Faculty of Education and Social Work has 110 faculty members and over 8,500 enrolments in two schools and two departments. Studies range from the master’s level to employment courses for those with learning challenges. About half our students connect with studies in other TRU faculties. Data from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education shows that over 90 percent of education and social work graduates are in the labour force within two years. We help
unexpected levels of student success happen. We are movers and shakers through education, social work and human services. We say and do things that matter and can be relied upon. We plan carefully. We look out for others and look after each other.

Faculty of Law

TRU Law infuses the classic tradition of law and a legal education with a modern, innovative approach. Our three-year Juris Doctor (JD) program, taught in award-winning, state-of-the-art facilities among the stunning natural beauty of Kamloops, British Columbia, offers students a
well-established curriculum, with an edge. Our faculty are bold and visionary thinkers. They are an accomplished group of scholars and legal professionals with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. They are also purposeful in fostering a friendly and community-oriented atmosphere, cultivating a highly-engaged and driven student body, to advance the legal
profession using a combination of conventional and contemporary solutions. Be traditional, yet original. Be a part of our TRU Law family.

School of Nursing

With over 35 years of experience providing nursing education, TRU health-care programs provide you with the foundation for a successful and dynamic career. With a new building to support learners, the School of Nursing includes programs such as the Health Care Assistant Certificate, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as well as the Master of Nursing.

Open Learning

Complete online courses and programs anytime, anywhere. TRU supports students wherever they are and Open Learning provides flexible online and distance learning for everyone. Study part-time or full-time and get ahead.

Faculty of Student Development

TRU is devoted to improving and seizing the student experience. Student Development consists of the Faculty of Student Development and many programs and services. The Faculty of Student Development houses two faculty departments, but offers supports under Academic Integrity, Accessibility, Early Alert, Indigenous Student Development, Medical Clinic, Mentorship
and Leadership, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, Orientation and Transitions, Student Affairs, and Communications, Storytelling & Events. Student Development sets strategic priorities every five years that align with the TRU Strategic Plan. Student Development strives to improve the student experience through partaking in department and service assessments, external reviews,
internal audits and student surveys.

Faculty of Science

Why choose science at TRU? Get practical hands-on experience across a spectrum of disciplines in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field. Work with nationally and internationally recognized professor-researchers in their laboratories. Figures from BC Stats show a satisfaction rate of about 95 percent for our graduates. Most find good jobs with good pay, using the skills they learned. Many go on to graduate school or professional programs such as medicine, veterinary medicine, education or
law. Pursue careers including medicine, veterinary medicine, medical genetics, elementary and high school teaching, resource management, high tech industry, biotechnology, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, wildlife management, and respiratory therapy.

School of Trades and Technology

The School of Trades and Technology offers foundation and apprenticeship training in 20 trades backed by the Industry Training Authority of BC. TRU offers foundation and apprenticeship training backed by the Industry Training Authority of BC, as well as career-oriented degrees, diplomas and certificates, and upgrading through continuing studies courses. Our experienced Red Seal instructors provide the highest quality instruction using state-of-the-art training equipment and facilities, and programming is responsive to meet shifting industry trends. Hands-on training will prepare you for an in-demand and rewarding career, and you’ll earn while you learn as a paid apprentice. Get more out of your education with TRU’s industry connections and collaborative projects, and discover a professional network in your chosen trade.

Williams Lake Campus

Enjoy local learning in the heart of the Cariboo.

TRU’s Williams Lake campus is located approximately three hours northwest of Kamloops, in the heart of the scenic Cariboo region, on T’exelcemc territory within the unceded traditional lands of the Secwepemc Nation. Our small, friendly and close-knit campus community is located within the city of Williams Lake, BC, named in honor of Secwepemc Chief William. Here, you’ll
enjoy a quiet and affordable lifestyle, with all the amenities of a larger centre, and with four seasons of spectacular outdoor adventures in your own beautiful backyard. We offer small class sizes, personal attention, and practical learning experiences in every program. While many of our students come from the region and are Secwepemc, Carrier, Tŝilhqot’in, St’át’imc, Okanagan, Nuxalk, Nlaka’pamux, Métis and Inuit, we welcome Indigenous students from across
the country.

We hope that this blog provided an overview of the potential learning experiences you can gain from the #myTRU experience. Contact the Future STUDENTS Office to discover your path to TRU!

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