Trinity's curriculum consists of a core liberal arts education plus so much more. The "Plus" reflects the countless real-world learning opportunities that come from being a selective liberal arts college in a small, globally connected capital city.

The Trinity Plus Curriculum

The Trinity Plus Curriculum provides opportunities for applied and experiential real-world learning experiences while maintaining the strength of Trinity’s core liberal arts education.

Trinity’s distinctive liberal arts curriculum offers students the chance to engage with diverse perspectives and connect across academic divisions. Graduation requires a minimum of 35 credits, with 32 earned from divisional classroom courses and up to 3 from academic or co-curricular activities: the Trinity “Plus”. Trinity “Plus” credits encourage students to consider their post-Trinity plans and focus on practical learning beyond the classroom, expanding research, and real-world experience. Students fulfill their “Plus” through various academic and co-curricular options or a faculty-designed Experiential Certificate.

Students must also engage with Trinity’s Wellness Program, which is designed to equip students to balance personal well-being with their social, academic, and extra-curricular requirements. This program addresses the whole-health of our students during their time at Trinity and prepares students to sustain positive behaviors in their post-graduate careers.

32 Academic Credits 3 “Plus” Credits Wellness Requirement
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Foundational Requirements
  • Distribution Requirements
  • Writing Intensive Requirements
  • Global Requirement
  • Major Requirements
  • Academic Courses
  • Teaching Assistantships
  • Peer Mentorships
  • Internships
  • Research
  • Short-term study
  • Experiential Certificate
Students must complete two Wellness Experiences within the first two years at Trinity.

Trinity "Plus" Experiences

Enhanced learning opportunities beyond academic requirements.