A Message from the Dean

Trinity College, the undergraduate school of Trinity International University, is a great place for you to continue to develop into the person God wants you to be.  At Trinity, we focus on one mission - educating women and men to engage in God's redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning - that is played out in the many stories of students' individual lives.

At Trinity, you will write your personal story in four chapters.

  • First, you will be equipped with a Christian life and worldview through courses that help you understand the content of the Bible and grow in your Christian faith. You will also be equipped with the critical and creative skills needed to meet the challenges of today's world.
  • Chapter two will give you the opportunity to explore eight areas and gain broad exposure to aspects of the 21st century world that you are likely to encounter. Choices and options let you personalize your learning based on your interests, goals, and prior coursework.
  • Your personal story continues as you focus on a specific field or major, with faculty members who will guide you on your personalized journey. You will gain personal and professional competence in your discipline through courses taught by professors, not teaching assistants. Your professors care about your story and will get to know you personally in classes that are small enough to foster personal relationships as well as through office hour visits and even meals together in Hawkins Dining Hall. All majors include a professional experience where you learn while doing in an internship or similar experience in your field. Some students identify their major as early as freshman year but all need to decide no later than the start of the junior year.
  • The fourth chapter of your personal study lets you engage in exploration as you take elective courses, complete a minor, or even pursue a double-major.

 Most importantly, a Christian perspective is infused in all your courses to help you learn to think critically and biblically in all areas of life. 

This catalog details the specifics of your Trinity education, so you’ll want to read it carefully. Though faculty advisors and others will support you along the way, you will want to explore the catalog yourself to understand the opportunities and expectations of your Trinity education. 

Are you ready to get started? We’re glad you’re here and are eager to walk with you as develop personally and professionally through your Trinity College education.


Karen A. Wrobbel, EdD
Dean of Trinity College and Graduate School