General Studies - Social Studies - Trine University

Degree Course Requirements

The curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of course work. The average course load is 15-16 hours based on eight semesters.

Bachelor of Arts - General Studies in Social Studies – 120 hours
Written Communication – 6 hrs.
Oral Communication – 3 hrs.
Social Science & Humanities – 12 hrs. 
Mathematics & Science – 10 hrs.
Other - 11 hrs.

General Social Studies Concentration - 48 hrs.
15 hours from each of three of the following at the 300 or higher level:
GS 4003 Senior Capstone Project

Additional - 30 hrs.
Electives – 29 hrs.
UE 101 - 1 hr.

Program Objectives:

  • Students shall be prepared for law school admission and have a sound foundation for legal studies.
  • Students will attain a breadth and depth of the knowledge of social sciences.
  • Students will experience the day-to-day requirements of practitioners in their chosen fields through internships.
  • Students will understand the ethical behavior patterns demanded in professional conduct.
  • The student will have skills necessary for good citizenship.