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The College of Arts & Sciences

Dean’s Welcome

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Greetings! On behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences at Trinity Washington University,  I am delighted to welcome you to our campus located in the nation’s capital. The College of Arts and Sciences is Trinity’s historic liberal arts women’s college and we are committed to equipping and empowering women with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be global leaders in the 21st century.

At Trinity our dedicated faculty, staff, and students are eager to help students get quickly acclimatized with the Trinity environment. Working with committed academic advisors, students can enroll in a wide range of courses spanning the General Education Curriculum and a chosen Major Curriculum from a list of 22 disciplines of study to successfully graduate with a degree that can change your life! Read More

Fall 2019 New Student Orientation

We warmly welcome all new students to Trinity!  Trinity has designed a week-long program to help new incoming students successfully navigate college. Preparation is key for college success and our orientation program is created to build connections, provide guidance, and academic support that leads the pathway to a positive first-year college experience. View full orientation schedule.

Mellon Grant Summer Research Award

The College of Arts & Sciences has selected six scholars to receive the Mellon Foundation Grant Award for undergraduate research in the arts and humanities. Click here to view the Call for Proposals and Guidelines.

We celebrate the following Summer 2019 Mellon Grant Award Winners:

Tiffany Buckner (Mentor: Dr. Lynda Jackson)
“Equal Rights Amendment

Teka Teggest (Mentor: Dr. Wairimu Mwangi)
“Historical Constructions of Masculinity and Mental Illness”

Shanice Cephas (Mentor: Dr. Rewa Burnham)
“Post-Segregation Transformation of the African-American Community in Washington, DC”

Mariangella Figueroa-Bonilla (Mentor: Dr. Steven Gable)
“Consumption of Single-Use Plastic Items in Modern Society”

Mireya Santiago (Mentor: Kerry Luse)
“Representation of Contemporary Mathematicians in Popular Culture”

Fatima Rovira-Moreno (Mentor: Kerry Luse)
“Occurrence of the Golden Ratio in Nature and Works of Art”

Adonis Mokom (Mentor: Wairimu Mwangi)
“Cultural Identities of Black Minorities in the US and UK”

Michelle Vasquez (Mentor: Raul Tovares)
“Impact Latino Small Business Owners have had on Columbia Heights”

Major Programs

Trinity students can earn degrees in the following majors and other programs. Students will learn about many of these majors by taking a variety of courses in the General Education Curriculum. Academic Advisors and faculty are also eager to work with students to identify strengths and interests that can inform the major decision.

Biochemistry Health Services**
Biology History
Business Admin Human Relations
Chemistry International Affairs
Communication Journalism and Media Studies+
Community Education * Mathematics
Criminal Justice Nursing**
Early Childhood Education* Occupational Therapy Assistant**
Elementary Education* Political Science
English Psychology
Forensic Science Sociology
* in conjunction with the School of Education
** in conjunction with the School of Nursing & Health Professions
+ in conjunction with the School of Professional Studies

Minor Programs

Art History Forensic Psychology
Interdisciplinary Language & Cultural Studies
Economics Philosophy
Early Childhood Education Religious Studies & Theology
Education Women’s Studies
Fine Arts

The Student Experience

For Trinity students, an active life outside of the classroom is an integral part of the college experience. Many choose to explore the varied cultural, historical, and community events that Washington, D.C., offers. There is also a wide range of on-campus activities that take place every day that involve all members of the Trinity Community, including athletic events, service opportunities, student organizations, and Trinity Traditions that honor students as they progress toward graduation.


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