The diversified expertise you will gain as a General Studies major gives you a leg up in any field you are looking to enter after you graduate. Whether your interests lie in politics, law, philosophy, or even business, Trinity will prepare you to succeed.
Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!
Most General Studies majors finish their degree in 3-4 years. Requirements total 60 hours, which are distributed among three divisions.
You’ll have the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities on campus such as the school newspaper, student government, or intramural sports to hone your skills and develop community with other majors.
The General Studies major is designed to provide a wide exposure to the liberal arts rather than a concentration in one department or division. This major provides an interdisciplinary program that may be suited for those transferring from a Bible school or community college.
At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.
Requirements total 60 hours, which are distributed among three divisions. The following courses are excluded:
|DIVISION OF BIBLICAL, RELIGIOUS, AND PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES|
|Biblical and Religious Studies|
|Greek and Hebrew|
|DIVISION OF EDUCATION|
|DIVISION OF HUMANITIES|
|Modern Foreign Language (e.g., Spanish)|
|DIVISION OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND HEALTH|
|Human Performance and Wellness|
|Physics and Physical Science|
|DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|Communication and Graphic Design|
|International Relations Specialist||Historian|
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The General Studies degree is taught by a variety of faculty from across many disciplines within the Undergraduate program.