Trinity College’s Learning Goals, 2023

Trinity prepares bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

As a result of a Trinity education, our goal is for every student to:

  • Acquire a broad base of knowledge and perspectives, across multiple disciplines and fields, cultivating curiosity and commitment as lifelong learners
  • Achieve depth of knowledge in at least one field, developing the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the capacity to read complex texts and to use and interpret data, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Become effective communicators, learning to write, listen, and convey ideas clearly, persuasively, and creatively to multiple audiences and across various contexts, languages and media
  • Understand the rich diversity of human experiences, appreciating the urgent problems facing society while becoming attuned to both local and global contexts as ethical citizens
  • Gain experiences that connect knowledge with practice, both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Obtain the tools to maintain personal wellbeing, contribute positively to a heterogenous community, and live a healthy, balanced life

Learning Goals by Major

Arts Humanities​​ Social Sciences​ ​S​TEM​​ Interdisciplinary
Art History Classics​​ Anthropology Biology American Studies
Music English​ ​ Economics Chemistry Educational Studies
Studio Arts History​​ Political Science​ Computer Science ​ Environmental Science​
Theater and Dance Language and Culture Studies Psychology​ Engineering International Studies
Philosophy Sociology Mathematics Jewish Studies
Religion Physics Neuroscience
Public Policy and Law
Urban Studies
Women, Gender, and ​Sexuality