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Bachelor of Arts Degree

Trinity offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with 4 different majors. The BA degree consists of 120 credits minimum across the areas of General Education Core Studies, General Electives Studies, Bible Core Studies, and Major Core Studies.

Purpose of the BA Degree

To develop in learners foundational knowledge and analytical skills within a Christian worldview that will equip them for ministry and community service.

Learning Competencies

  1. Learners will develop the basic skills of observation, interpretation, and application in the study of the Bible.
  2. Learners will be able to develop skills of critical thinking in their reading, researching, writing, and speaking.
  3. Learners will understand and evaluate the arts and sciences in relationship to Christian living.
  4. Learners will be able to identify and describe the main contributors, theories, and practices of their major area of study.

Program Structure – 120 Credits Minimum

Prerequisite: High School Diploma or its equivalent, or successful completion of 12 college-level semester credits with a "C" or higher for each course. Note: Additional prerequisite for home-schooled high school graduates is completion of the SAT and/or the ACT or an equivalent assessment.

Total Credits Required = 120. A minimum of 18 credits must be earned at Trinity consisting of 6 Bible Core credits and 12 Major Core credits. All courses are 3 semester credit hours unless noted otherwise. Courses may be taken in any order unless otherwise specified. A maximum of 102 credits may be satisfied via transfer credits from other educational institutions. Experiential or equivalent learning, such as Undergraduate Portfolio and Credits by Examination (including Bible Knowledge Assessments), may satisfy up to 60 credits of Bachelor's General Electives; reducing available transfer credits accordingly. General Elective credits must meet one of two criteria: (1) comparable to a course taught at Trinity or (2) connectivity to Trinity's program as demonstrated by fulfillment of one of Trinity's Mission Objectives. Transfer (grades of "C" or above) must satisfy the requirements of the program.

Bachelor's General Electives – 60 Credits

General Electives Studies form 60 credits of the 120 credits minimum for the BA degree. General Electives Studies may be from any subject area.

Bible Core Courses – 30 Credits (6 credits must be earned at Trinity)

Bible Core Studies form 30 credits of the 120 credits minimum for the BA degree. Bible Core Studies are from specific Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Studies, and Theology subject areas.

  • OT 430 Survey of the Old Testament
  • NT 430 Survey of the New Testament
  • BS 401 Bible Study Methods
  • TH 401 Bible Doctrine I
  • TH 402 Bible Doctrine II
  • BS 480 Introduction to Biblical Prophecy
  • OT 425 Introduction to Wisdom Literature
  • OT 316 The Book of Genesis
  • NT 434 Introduction to the Gospel of John
  • NT 313 Introduction to the Book of Romans

Major Core Studies – 30 Credits (12 credits must be earned at Trinity)

Major Core Studies form 30 credits of the 120 credits minimum for the BA degree. Details on the courses and subject areas in the desired major can be found through the corresponding link below.