Spring 2023 Trine Course Catalog

Trine University Profile


The information contained in this catalog is subject to change. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that information, particularly in regard to fees, is current. Up-to-date information is available through academic advisors or on the Trine University Web site at trine.edu.


Trine University is a private, comprehensive, career-oriented, degree granting institution. It offers degrees from associate to the doctorial level through six schools—Allen School of Engineering and Computing, Franks School of Education, Jannen School of Arts and Sciences, Ketner School of Business, Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences, College of Health Professions, and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies/TrineOnline (CGPS). The University is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees.

Mission Statement

Trine University promotes intellectual and personal development through professionally focused and formative learning opportunities, preparing students to succeed, lead and serve.


Trine University will be recognized as a premier university, characterized as engaged, dynamic, growing, and adding value.

-Adopted on May 7, 1999 and revised April 30, 2004, September 2006, and October 2010

Corporate Status

Trine University is an educational corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of Indiana. The correct corporate name of the institution is Trine University, Incorporated. The University was founded in 1884 as Tri-State Normal College. The governing body of the University is the Board of Trustees, which has an authorized membership of 27 trustees, each of whom serves without compensation and none of whom may be employed by the University in any administrative or teaching capacity. Two of the trustees are authorized to be elected by the alumni. Consistent with this form of organization and non-profit operation, Trine University has been granted exemption from federal income tax by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Treasury Department under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the University are deductible to the extent provided by law; bequests, legacies, devises or transfers to the University are deductible in arriving at the value of the net estate of a decedent for estate tax purposes in the manner and to the extent provided by law; gifts of property are deductible in computing net gift for gift tax purposes in the manner and to the extent provided by the Internal Revenue Code.