General Studies


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Transfer up to 90 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree

Cost per credit hour

More than 200 courses with free textbooks

A Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with a self-designed major sets the foundation to develop your own areas of expertise.  By providing a variety of options across multiple disciplines, our online general studies degree allows you to excel in the academic areas best suited to your own skills, interests and future goals.  This degree is an excellent choice if you are looking to pave a personal path toward your own career while creating an individualized learning experience. 

The Experience

As a student in this online General Studies program, you'll have access to Trine University’s vast cross-curricular expertise. You will learn to think critically, communicate effectively and synthesize knowledge across multiple disciplines – skills critical to success in any career. Students will choose two to three subject areas as part of their degree concentrations. A bachelor's degree in General Studies can be the most personally rewarding major because it is tailored to your specific needs and interests.

The Results

As a graduate of the Trine University B.A. in General Studies degree with a self-designed major program, you are ready to enter many professional fields or continue on to an advanced degree within the major you found most rewarding. The General Studies degree embodies the central philosophy of a liberal arts education that learning to think critically and to read and write well across multiple disciplines will propel you to success in any career. It demonstrates to present and future employers that you are a self-starter and  that you have the drive and intelligence to work through a rigorous university-level program applicable to all workplace settings. 

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Additional Information


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


Bachelor of Arts in General Studies


120 hours



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