Choose Your Own Path

Pathways: The Trinity Curriculum

Students are challenged and supported in a community that encourages pathways to discovery.




Pathways has six curricular requirements that provide a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences for all bachelor's degrees awarded by Trinity University.


First-Year Experience

Through extensive engagement in a significant topic of widespread or, the FYE is designed for students to analyze sophisticated texts and ideas.

First Year Experience


Approaches to Creation and Analysis

Master the skills of analysis, research, and creation using multidisciplinary approaches across the liberal arts.



Core Capacities

Lifelong learners are supported by effective communication skills, digital literacy, and engaged and global citizenship.

Core Capacities


Interdisciplinary Clusters

Explore a complex subject of enduring or contemporary significance by employing multiple disciplinary methods.



The Major

Majors provide for in-depth study of a field of specialization, and can sometimes incorporate multiple disciplines.

The Major


Fitness Education

Make good decisions relating to lifelong health through basic knowledge, understanding, and skills.

Fitness Education



Optional Elements

Three optional curricular elements can further enrich a Trinity education through expanded or experiential opportunities.


Experiential Learning

Learn to apply the liberal arts in a real-world environment.



Explore other areas of interest and gain academic experiences across disciplines.


A Second Major

Double major in departmental or interdisciplinary majors, or create your own.

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Courses of Study Bulletin

Degree requirements, academic policies, and academic majors and minors at Trinity University. →


Programs of Study

Trinity University offers more than 100 majors and minors plus several interdisciplinary and advising programs.

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Academic Support

Programs and services to enhance student learning and personal and academic development.

Support and Services