The Trinity College Curriculum

The Trinity curriculum sets some basic directions for students through general education requirements, while offering each individual the flexibility to experiment, to deepen old interests and develop new ones, and to acquire specialized training in a major field. Those components of the Trinity curriculum that are of special importance to entering students are discussed below. Please read this material with care, and select your courses accordingly.

Trinity’s General Education requirements consist of:

  1. a first-year seminar requirement;
  2. a foundational requirement (including writing proficiency, quantitative literacy, and second language);
  3. a distribution requirement (five courses taken in different divisions);
  4. a writing-intensive requirement (completed in two parts, one in the first-year seminar and the other in the major); and
  5. a global engagement requirement