Trinity offers four majors completely online, enabling students to complete their major through convenient online delivery. Currently, Business, Christian Ministry, Criminal Justice, and Psychology degrees can be completed online. See online admissions for admission requirements.

Students may also take individual courses online; look for "online" delivery mode in the course description.  

Purpose

The purpose of the general education program is to introduce students to the breadth of liberal arts learning, and to provide the foundations (biblical, conceptual, and contextual) for all subsequent education, and for learning across the lifespan. Specifically, we intend that by the time of graduation the student will be able to:

  1. Articulate a Christian world-and-life view
  2. Think critically, reason clearly, and communicate effectively
  3. Utilize quantitative and analytical skills
  4. Employ moral reasoning and judgment as an outgrowth of personal faith and commitment
  5. Interpret the biblical themes of creation, fall, and redemption--in particular as they relate to the arts and humanities
  6. Respond thoughtfully, redemptively, and empathically to social changes
  7. View current issues in their global and historical contexts and in relation to social, cultural, and natural constructs
  8. Respect diverse religions and cultures, engaging others with sensitivity and discernment
  9. Live healthfully and pursue wellness 

Curriculum

The requirements specified below (totaling 33 credits) may be met by taking TIU courses (traditional face-to-face, accelerated face-to-face, modular, hybrid, and/or online), though transfer credit, or credit by examination. No one course can satisfy two General Education requirements. No more than 9 credits can simultaneously count for both General Education and any major.

Biblical Studies / Theology / Lifelong Learning9
College Writing6
Humanities6
Math or Computer Science3
Science3
Social Science6
Total Hours33

Satisfying General Education Requirements

The following Trinity courses can be used to satisfy general education requirements:

Biblical Studies / Theology / Lifelong Learning (9 hours)
Select two:6
Understanding the Old Testament
Understanding the New Testament
Biblical Interpretation
Select one:
IDS 105Foundations for Adult Learning3
or IDS 150 Foundations of Christian Thinking and Living
College Writing (6 hours)
ENG 111Critical Thinking and Writing3
Select one:
ENG 210XBusiness Communication 13
or ENG 115 Writing and Research
Humanities (6 hours)
Select one:
ENG 222Studies in Fiction3
or ENG 308 Nineteenth-Century Women Authors
Select one:3
United States History Through the Civil War
United States History Since the Civil War
World Civilizations to 1600
World Civilizations Since 1600
Math or Computer Science (3 hours) 3
Select one:3
Applied Computer Technology
Mathematics in the Modern World
Introductory Statistics
Statistics
Science (3 hours)
Select one:3
Introduction to the Physical World
Human Biology
Environmental Conservation
Social Science (6 hours)
Select two course from the following options. The courses that are selected must come from two different areas of study, which are represented by the different prefixes (BUS, COM, CRJ, POL, PSY, and SOC).6
Introduction to Economics
Principles of Management 1
Human Resources Management 1
Survey of International Business 1
Introduction to Business Law 1
Personal Finance
Sales Principles and Practices 1
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication in a Global Context
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Criminal Law and Procedure 1
Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 1
American Government
Introduction to Psychology
Human Sexuality
Psychology of Addiction
Introduction to Sociology
Marriage and the Family
Social Problems
Social Movements
Race and Ethnic Relations
Total Hours33
1

 Not available for general education credit for students residing in the state of Florida.

2

 These courses must be taken at TIU to fulfill the requirement.

3

 Math must be college algebra or above; computer must be general introduction, not programming, and completed within the past five years.

For Florida Students Only

General Education Courses are those college-level courses designed to place emphasis on principles and theory rather than on practical applications associated with a vocational, occupational, or professional objective.  General education courses may include, but not limited to, English, history, philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, sociology, foreign languages, humanities, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and psychology, when such courses are not within the area of concentration of a vocational, occupational, or professional program.  For example, English Composition is considered a general education course, but Business English is not.  Courses designated as "applied", "specialized", "technical", or similar designation do not meet this definition.

In addition to the 33 hours listed above, Florida residents will complete the following requirements:
Social Science Courses6
Humanities Courses6
Total Hours12