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General Studies, B.A.

33 Credits  |   Main Campus

Hone your critical thinking & writing skills while enjoying the flexibility of choosing areas of focus according to interests and experiences.

A college degree is closer than you think!

Trinity’s general studies students hone their critical thinking and writing skills while enjoying the flexibility of choosing their own areas of focus according to their interests and experiences.  This is an excellent degree completion program for students with transfer credits.

  • The program can be completed in as little as two years
  • Small classes for more individualized attention

You can also take additional courses within specific areas. The areas include:

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Early Childhood Education

Trinity understands that working adults want to build skills needed for career advancement. The BA courses teach foundational knowledge in an applied format. Trinity’s faculty appreciate the work and life experiences of their students and integrate these experiences with the course information, making Trinity’s classes very interactive and interesting.

What You’ll Learn

General skills required for collegiate level academic work
Quantitative reasoning
Critical thinking
Problem solving
Technological literacy
Written and verbal communication

The program encourages students to be actively involved in the learning process and become independent learners in the future.

Global Careers

  • Human Resources Associate
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Policy Associate
  • Politician / Political Advisor
  • Public Health Administrator

Associate’s Degree
General Studies

Bachelor’s Degree
Information Technology

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree
Human Relations

Applying to the General Studies, B.A. Program

Applying to Trinity is free, and Trinity reviews each application as soon as it is complete: you’ll get our decision right away.

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Applying to Trinity’s School of Professional Studies

Applying is a five-step process:

  1. Apply to Trinity using the online application
  2. Submit One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  3. Submit Official Final Transcript(s) or GED certificate – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  4. Submit an Essay: What unique qualities, experiences, or perspectives would you bring to the Trinity Washington University community
  5. Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status


  • High school completion of 10 years or more with demonstrated work experience may submit diploma or GED certificate
  • International Students must adhere to International Student Checklist
  • Military Students & Family members must complete Veterans Benefits Checklist
  • Priority Admission Given to applicants with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Students may apply for credit in experiential learning through program faculty.
  • Transfer credits may be accepted toward a major if courses are equivalent to the program of interest.