Off-Campus Study Programs

Students must apply and receive permission from the Associate Dean of the College to enroll in off-campus special study programs. Such programs are intended for junior or senior level students. The administration reserves the right to limit the number of students in off-campus programs in any given semester.

Students planning to complete any of the following programs should register using the temporary registration course, TR 099C (15 hours), in the appropriate semester. Upon completion of the off-campus program, the student must request that an official transcript be sent to the Trinity Academic Records Office from the school at which they completed their off-campus coursework.

Upon receipt of the official transcript, Records will remove the TR 099C temporary registration from the student’s record. The appropriate Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) number and course designation (listed below) will be used to post the student’s off-campus semester courses on the Trinity transcript. Each completed course title will be posted under the IDS program description, and course grades with the GPA calculation will also be posted.

Special Off-Campus Study Program Course Designations

IDS 320American Studies Program (Washington, D.C.)1-10
IDS 321Au Sable Inst of Environmental Studies (multiple locations)1-10
IDS 323Christian Center for Urban Studies (Chicago, IL)1-10
IDS 324Contemporary Music Center (Nashville, TN)1-10
IDS 325Daystar University (Kenya)1-10
IDS 327Jerusalem University College (Israel)1-10
IDS 329Los Angeles Film Studies Center1-10
IDS 330Middle East Studies Program (Egypt)1-10
IDS 332Scholars' Semester in Oxford Program (England)1-10
IDS 333Approved Special Program
IDS 334Uganda Studies Program1-10
IDS 335Australia Studies Center1-10
IDS 351Consortium Student Visitor Program Asbury1-10
IDS 352Consortium Student Visitor Program Bethel1-10
IDS 353Consortium Student Visitor Program George Fox1-10
IDS 354Consortium Student Visitor Program Gordon1-10
IDS 355Consortium Student Visitor Program Greenville1-10
IDS 356Consortium Student Visitor Program Houghton1-10
IDS 357Consortium Student Visitor Program Malone1-10
IDS 358Consortium Student Visitor Program Messiah1-10
IDS 359Consortium Student Visitor Program Seattle Pacific1-10
IDS 360Consortium Student Visitor Program Taylor1-10
IDS 361Consortium Student Visitor Program Westmont1-10
IDS 362Consortium Student Visitor Program Wheaton1-10

Waupun Initiative 

The Waupun Initiative's Biblical Studies major prepares students to interpret the Bible accurately and to apply the Bible wisely in a wide variety of settings. The major prepares inmates for ministry to fellow inmates, positions of leadership in the church, or for a variety of other ministry positions at home or abroad.

This program is a cohort-based, 124-hour degree program that serves an adult non-traditional student population at the Waupun Correctional Institution.

Program Outcomes:

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies will be able to:

  • Identify the basic elements of Christian ethics, exhibit Christian maturity and professionalism (integrity, responsibility, etc.), and be able to describe their responsibilities in the context of ministry (biblical living)  
  • Analyze biblical texts in their historical, grammatical, and theological context and interpret the Scriptures accurately by applying linguistic, historical, theological, and philosophical methods (biblical interpretation)
  • Develop a Christian worldview that describes how biblical truths apply to contemporary settings in order to be culturally relevant (biblical application)
  • Explain the major doctrines of Christianity and articulate his or her own theological convictions by integrating scriptural interpretation, biblical philosophy, and critical thinking (Theological Integration)​
Core Requirements
BI 210Biblical Interpretation3
BI 275Teaching the Bible3
BI 302Pentateuch3
BI 304Old Testament Prophetic Books3
BI 306Old Testament Poetic Books3
BI 308Old Testament Historical Books3
BI 312Life of Christ3
BI 335Theology of the General Epistles3
BI 336Theology of the Pauline Epistles3
BI 430Theological Issues3
Choose three of the following courses: 9
Biblical Theology
History of Christianity
Theology: Prolegomena, Scripture, Theology Proper
Theology: Christ, Humanity, Sin, Salvation
Theology: Holy Spirit, Church, Last Things
Choose three of the following courses: 9
Theology and Practice of Pastoral Ministry
Theology and Practice of Evangelism
Foundations of Christian Counseling
Theology and Practice of Discipleship
Introduction to Apologetics
Christian Evidences
Theology and Practice of Leadership
Total Hours48