Trine has a reputation for academic rigor and success. Of 2014 graduates, 99.7 percent were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduating.
Chemical engineering seniors have won the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) national individual design competition seven times in eight years. Mechanical engineering students can study in one of the top three cast metals programs in the country, as determined by the Foundry Education Foundation. Trine's Tau Alpha Omicron chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) annually wins regional and national awards for marksmanship, crime scene investigation and physical agility.
Trine University provides graduates with skills and perspectives to enhance lifelong learning, improve communication, and drive innovation and entrepreneurship. Trine's quality academic programs are designed to promote project-based learning and to prepare students to enter leadership roles during their careers.
In spring 2015, Trine created the College of Engineering and Business to combine the strengths of the Allen School of Engineering and the Ketner School of Business. The new organizational structure develops engineering and business skills for students will be responsible for innovative solutions and results in the 21st century.
Biomedical, civil, chemical, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering and design engineering technology programs in the Allen School of Engineering and Technology (ABET accredited www.abet.org
) provide a fundamental, application-oriented engineering education. In addition to specialized fields, students are required to complete courses in communication skills, socio-humanistic studies, and analysis and design. The Ketner School of Business, one of the few nationally accredited (ACBSP www.acbsp.org
) business programs in the region, offers a broad range of hands-on, practical experiences that acquaint students with the practices, procedures and problems of contemporary business.
Teacher preparation first began at Trine University in 1884, and in that tradition, the Franks School of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (www.caepnet.org
) and the Department of Education/Office of Educator Licensing and Development (DOE/OELD) www.doe.in.gov/licensing
. In fall 2015, the Franks School began offering a dual licensure program in elementary education and special education for kindergarten through grade 6 (trine.edu/specialed
The Jannen School of Arts and Sciences is known for its career-oriented, challenging and competitive programs in criminal justice, forensic science and the sciences. Nationally known guest lecturers frequently visit campus, and internships and experiential learning opportunities are considered vital to the total educational experience.
Trine's School of Health Sciences prepares students for careers in the health-care industry with clinical experience to complement studies.
The Allen School of Engineering and Technology awards Bachelor of Science degrees in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering and design engineering technology. Also offered are a Master of Engineering with a major in civil engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management.
The Franks School of Education awards bachelor's degrees in biology, elementary, health/physical, mathematics, social studies education and dual licensure in elementary education and special education/mild intervention.
The Jannen School of Arts and Sciences awards bachelor's degrees with majors in biology, chemistry, communication, criminal justice, exercise science, forensic science, informatics, mathematics, pre-physical therapy, psychology and general studies (pre-legal, self-designed, social sciences). A pre-medical professional track also is available.
The Ketner School of Business awards Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degrees with majors in accounting, management and marketing. A BSBA also is offered in the specialty areas of golf management and sport management.
The School of Health Sciences offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (trine.edu/DPT
) and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies program (trine.edu/MPAS
) is scheduled to begin in January 2017.