General Studies


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An Associate of General Studies allows you to build a broad-based education.  You will learn to think critically, communicate effectively and pull together knowledge from many disciplines, which are all skills you will need to be successful in any career.

The Experience

As a student in this online General Studies program, you will learn foundational and critical thinking skills for advancement to upper-level college courses.

The Results

As a graduate with an Associate Degree in General Studies from Trine University, you will be prepared for more advanced opportunities in any bachelor's degree.

Additional Information

The Associate of General Studies requires 60 credit hours.

General Education - 22 credit hours

Math Elective
Science Elective
Social Science Elective
Humanities Elective
ENG 143 College Composition
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
General Education Electives (4 credits)

Additional Requirements - 1 credit hour

UE 111 Online Learning Orientation

Content Requirement - 37 credit hours

37 credit hours, to include at least 9 hours earned in each of the two academic departments 

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

TrineOnline delivers the convenience and accessibility of an online degree program with classes starting every eight weeks. Our asynchronous classes mean there are no set class times, so you can login whenever is best for you. Learn more about the benefits of Trine’s online degree programs.
We offer an affordable education for active duty military students working on their undergraduate degree. Please see our Cost and Investment page for more information.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.

Program Information


Associate of General Studies


60 hours



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