Twenty-five academic departments offer a wide variety of courses, interdisciplinary programs, and experiential learning opportunities. Trinity also offers courses and majors in interdisciplinary programs that range from international studies to neuroscience, making it a university of growth and discovery.
The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series hosts an array of creative talent—leaders in the areas of art, art history, music, dram
The Department of Biology engages and supports students in a dynamic learning environment that promotes a broad, integrated, and interdisciplinary understanding of biological systems. We value and mentor students as colleagues in inquiry, blurring the lines between scholarship and teaching.
The classical studies department offers an interdisciplinary program that melds history, art history, anthropology, religion, gender studies, and philosophy in studying the ancient Mediterranean world. Courses focus on languages and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome as well as their impact on contemporary society.
Trinity's department of communication teaches theories and skills that prepare students for careers in media writing, production, advertising, and public relations. Students have extensive opportunities for hands-on media experience through TigerTV, the student-run television station; KRTU, the campus radio station; and the Trinitonian, the student-run newspaper.
The Department of Education at Trinity University provides three award winning graduate programs in education as well as select undergraduate coursework. We strive to prepare our students to become part of a leading force in education for San Antonio and beyond.
Trinity's department of engineering science is one of the nation's top-ranked, ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering programs. Our focus on teaching and design, in addition to our special attention to developing students' communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, differentiates us from hundreds of other engineering programs across the country.
Trinity University's department of geosciences brings the tools of physics, chemistry, biology, computational science, and mathematics to bear on the understanding of Earth, our home planet. Our goal is to allow each student to develop a thorough understanding of Earth systems and their transformation through time.
Trinity University's health care administration program develops leaders who are able to adapt and respond to the needs of health care and prepares them for the challenges of 21st century health care delivery.
The mission of Trinity’s mathematics department reflects the dual essence of mathematics. Our rigorous and challenging curriculum helps students enjoy mathematics as an ancient, demanding, and beautiful part of their heritage, while serving the professional needs of our students by applying mathematics to other disciplines.
The study of modern languages and literatures provides individuals the opportunity to learn a language while exploring the culture, literature, and history of the culture from which the language derives. The department offers majors and minors in Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish, and courses in Italian.
Musical life at Trinity can be heard in the choir, orchestra, wind ensemble, and many other musical groups open to all students at Trinity. Students who choose to study performance, composition, or music education do so through ensemble participation, private lessons, and courses in music history and theory.
Physics is the examination of matter, energy, and the interactions of forces that affect them. Through their explorations of the physical world, students in Trinity's department of physics and astronomy strive to understand the laws affecting all natural phenomena from subatomic particles to entire galaxies.
Trinity’s psychology curriculum reflects both the diversity of its sub-disciplines and the universality of their reliance on methodological sophistication. Courses in statistics, methods, and supervised research train students to think critically about psychological phenomena and make them aware of the intellectual values of the discipline.
Trinity's religion program helps students develop different ways of thinking critically about religion and diverse religious traditions. Through the study of religion, students gain intellectual and academic tools to develop informed, responsible, and creative ways of enriching their own understanding of the world.
Advising programs assist students who plan to attend law school, medical school, or enter health professions. Students are encouraged to pursue degrees of their choice while also taking the courses necessary for entrance into these schools or professions after graduation.
Trinity's unique EAST program is a multifaceted program that prepares students for life in the Pacific century. Through a combination of language training, in-country experiences, internships, and formal exchange programs, EAST grooms future leaders in business, government, science, and education to be comfortable and confident in the global environment.
HUMA, short for the Humanities, is Trinity's flagship program in the study of Western culture and ideas. Focusing on"Readings from Western Cultures" and "Further Readings in Western Culture," HUMA is one of the most rewarding offerings on campus.
Interdisciplinary majors provide students an opportunity for in-depth bridging of disciplines including the humanities, the arts, the social sciences, and the natural and life sciences. These majors allow for extensive study in a combination of fields led by specialized faculty.
Interdisciplinary minors combine courses from various departments and programs to offer a better understanding of topics pertinent to the modern world. These minors help students gain educational experience in areas that will supplement or enhance their primary path of study.
History in Spanish? Business in Chinese? Trinity's Languages Across the Curriculum program expands foreign-language learning opportunities through courses and experiences in a broad range of disciplines and contexts.
Mexico, the Americas, and Spain (MAS) draws on the rich Hispanic culture of San Antonio as well as Trinity's proximity to Mexico and Latin America. Supported by more than 30 faculty, the MAS mission is to enrich the bilingual and bicultural environment on- and off-campus by providing students with opportunities for engagement with Hispanic language, life, and culture.
Nationally recognized for academic strength, interdisciplinary focus, and undergraduate research, Trinity's STEM programs offer students cutting edge opportunities that include experiential learning at the interface of disciplines.
Urban studies at Trinity is designed to expose students to urban history, urban society, and urban development while encouraging contributions to social change—all in the vibrant, diverse city of San Antonio. Students are actively engaged in local urban affairs through internships and research on local conditions while becoming citizens of the city.