BA in General Studies with a Self Designed Concentration

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 47,649

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

A General Studies major allows you to build a broad-based education. It teaches you to think critically, communicate effectively, and pull together knowledge from many disciplines – skills you'll need to be successful in any career. 
 

It demonstrates to employers and peers alike that you have the self-discipline and intelligence to work through a university-level program in a variety of subject areas. 
It can serve as a prerequisite for a professional career, or as a stepping-stone to a college degree in another discipline. It can be the most personally rewarding major available, precisely because it is so broad, and it embodies the central philosophy of a liberal arts education that learning to think critically and to read and write well should help anyone in any career.

The Experience

At Trine, one educational track that students can pursue is a Bachelor of arts with a major in General Studies, self-designed studies concentration. This maybe a good choice for you if you're looking to pave your own path, or create your own learning experience. 

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 120

• General Education - 42 hours

• Written Communication – 6 hrs.

• Oral Communication – 3 hrs.

• Social Science & Humanities – 12 hrs.

• Mathematics & Science – 10 hrs.

• Other - 11 hrs.

General Social Studies Concentration - 48 hours

*15 - 30 hours must be taken from two to three different academic departments at the 300 level or higher.

• GS 4003 Senior Capstone Project – 3 hrs.

Additional -  30 hours

• Electives – 29 hrs.

• UE 101 - 1 hr.

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