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Faculty of Arts

Take Arts. 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. No matter what major ignites your passion, your arts degree gives you the lifelong abilities, attitudes and adaptability you need in the workplace, in society, and in life.



Arts at TRU — including humanities, social sciences and fine arts — offers a wide selection of high quality, flexible and innovative academic programs and learning options.


TRU actively promotes undergraduate student research. We are one of only two Canadian members of the Council on Undergraduate Research, an organization that supports and promotes high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research. We target research funding to undergraduate students. We schedule undergraduate research courses and host research conferences.


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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the Sahali area on the city’s southwest slopes, TRU is walking distance from commercial districts and residential areas, and next door to Kamloops’ largest recreational facility, Tournament Capital Centre. A wide variety of outdoor adventures and cultural events are minutes away, year-round.