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General Arts and Sciences Courses

General Arts and Sciences is not a course of study. It is a temporary designation that provides students with suitable time to select the right major for them. As such this designation has no course requirements.

General Arts and Sciences students should enroll in courses that meet Trine's general education requirements as well as courses in academic programs that interest them until they select a major of their own.

General Education Requirements for all Bachelor Degrees – 42 hours


Written Communication – 6 credit hours
 - must include
ENG 103 English Compositions I
 and
 ENG 113 English Composition II
or ENG 133 Technical Communications

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*