Thompson Rivers University

TRU signs agreement with Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica

April 6, 2021

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has signed a partnership with the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) so associate-degree students can transfer credits to TRU where they can complete a bachelor degree.

The partnership allows students who have taken two years of the CCCJ-approved psychology associate degree to enter TRU’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program. Students will have access to the Co-op Arts program and will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology. Successful applicants enter directly into the third year of the arts degree program.

“This agreement gives Jamaican community college students a direct path to a Canadian degree in psychology,” said Laurie Robinson, director, International Partnerships and Business Development. “TRU offers students small class sizes and experiential learning, with outcomes which include a Canadian bachelor’s degree and eligibility for up to a three-year post-graduation work permit.”

A TRU-CCCJ information session is being hosted for students, their families and counsellors, on Wednesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET. Registration is required and is available at


Michele Young, Manager, Communications Content
University Relations, Thompson Rivers University
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Psychology is the scientific study of thoughts, feelings, actions, perceptions, physiological and neurological responses, and other behaviours in animals and humans. The Department of Psychology offers a variety of courses and the option of obtaining a major, minor or honours in psychology as part of the Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica is the statutory agency under the Jamaican Ministry of Education.

Thompson Rivers University is based in Kamloops, BC. TRU is a leading destination in Canada for international students. International enrolment now exceeds 3,500 students per semester, with students coming from more than 100 countries and regions worldwide.


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