Trinity Christian College offers a variety of majors and programs rooted in biblically informed liberal arts education for students who desire to earn a bachelor’s degree. Also available are master’s degrees in counseling psychology and special education. More information about the master’s programs can be obtained from the Graduate Studies Catalog.
Trinity grants the following bachelor’s degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
- Bachelor of Science (BS)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
The formal requirements for graduation with a bachelor’s degree through the traditional program are the following:
- 120 total credits.These credits consist of courses fulfilling major, minor, and Foundations requirements, as well as electives.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00.The cumulative GPA is calculated on the basis of all courses taken at Trinity. A GPA of 2.00 is also required for all courses within the major, unless otherwise specified by the department. Please refer to the department’s section of the catalog for program requirements.
- All of the requirements for an academic major and minor.A minor is not required for students who major in programs that lead to a BFA, BS, BSN, or BSW degree.
- The Foundations curriculum requirements.These vary slightly by the type of major.
- The residency requirement for the traditional program.Students must complete at least 45 hours of the total credits required for graduation at Trinity. In addition, at least twelve hours of all major courses and six hours of all minor courses must be completed at Trinity, and 12 of the last 20 hours must be completed at Trinity.
- Completion of the senior college assessment of student learning outcomes.These include major and Foundations learning outcomes.
All students wishing to earn a degree from Trinity must complete a graduation application the semester prior to their graduation. Graduation applications are available from the Registrar’s Office and online. Students seeking to graduate must submit an application even if they do not plan to participate in commencement ceremonies.
Commencement and Degree Conferral
Trinity holds two commencement ceremonies each year: in December and May. Students can participate in either commencement ceremony but must have completed all the graduation requirements with the exception of two courses.
Because students may participate in commencement exercises with outstanding coursework, participation does not equate with graduation. Rather, degrees are conferred at the end of each term (December, May, and August) for students who have met all academic requirements during that term.
Following the final degree audit and confirmation that financial obligations have been met, diplomas are mailed and final transcripts indicating degrees and academic honors are made available.
Academic achievement upon completion of a degree program is recognized at graduation and on the final transcript in the following categories.
Graduating with honors -- GPA of 3.500 to 3.699
Graduating with high honors -- GPA of 3.700 to 3.849
Graduating with highest honors -- GPA of 3.850 or higher
To qualify for one of these honors, the graduating student must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours at Trinity.