Bachelor of Arts Degree
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.
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.
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 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.
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.