BA in General Arts and Sciences

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 71,474

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 18 Months
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Are you interested in criminal justice, forensic science and psychology, but are unsure which major to choose? If you are like so many other young people with an array of interests in arts and sciences fields, you might want to consider beginning your studies at Trine as a general arts and sciences student.

Have you thought about careers involving gene cloning, biotechnology, or agrochemicals, but cannot decide on majoring in either biology or chemistry? Are you strong in mathematics yet thinking about other fields of study? Perhaps someday you would like to work in public relations or journalism, but also have an interest in marketing and, as a result, are unsure about a major in communication or English.

The Experience

The general arts and science program affords you the opportunity to enroll full-time, take classes in your areas of interest, become better acquainted with the course offerings and faculty members in those areas, and ultimately decide on a major that best suits your educational and projected career needs.

The Results

Explore your options before deciding on a major. Your experiences will help you to excel in not only your career, but your life.

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 Hous -  42

Written Communication – 6 credit hours,  must include:

• ENG 143 College Composition  

  or ENG 133 Technical Communications

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

Oral Communication – 3 credit hours

• SP 203 Effective Speaking

  or COM 163 Interpersonal Communication  

Social Sciences & Humanities – 12 credit hours

*take at least two courses from Social Sciences and at least two courses from Humanities

Mathematics & Science – 10 credit hours

- must include at least 1 course in mathematics and 1 course in science

Other – 11 credit hours

- additional hours to be taken from the above categories*

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