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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 2020 New Student Orientation

The College of Arts and Sciences is delighted to offer the incoming class of 2024 a Virtual New Student Orientation experience.

In the College of Arts & Sciences, we recognize that building Trinity Sisterhood and confidently accessing a support network is vital to a successful first-year student experience. We want to provide you with this New Student Orientation (NSO) opportunity to connect real-time with faculty, instructional specialists, staff, current students and alumnae through small group sessions, and learn about curricular offerings, learning platforms, course registrations, success strategies, career pathways, and more. This is also an excellent opportunity to engage with fellow incoming students prior to start of fall classes.

View the Fall 2020 Virtual New Student Orientation Schedule. 

Fall 2020 Course Schedule

Trinity Washington University and the College of Arts and Sciences maintains the integrity of all academic programs and curriculum when developing learning modalities appropriate to the Covid-19 pandemic response. The top priority is ensuring the health and safety to our students, faculty, staff and the Trinity community.

As such, the College of  Arts and Sciences classes will start after Labor Day, on September 8, and will have some online courses and face to face courses, with greater emphasis for first year courses on campus and more upper division courses online, and all may include hybrid instructional modes.

View the Fall 2020 College of Arts and Sciences Course Schedule and Instruction Mode.

*Please note the schedule is subject to change. 

Fall 2020 Registration

Trinity’s campus remains open andFall 2020 College of Arts and Sciences Course Schedule professional advisors are available between 10am and 4pm daily to help you plan your course schedule. However, mindful of everyone’s health and safety, we would prefer that you make contact virtually.  You can connect with your advisor in Starfish, by email, or via phone to plan your schedule.

The courses available for May Term, Summer and Fall can be viewed now online in Self-Service.  If you need help navigating self-service check-out these resources or contact your advisor.

Mellon Foundation Summer Research Award 2020

Trinity’s College of Arts & Sciences has  awarded seven scholars the Mellon Foundation Undergraduate Research Grant for the summer 2020 term. Join us in congratulating this year’s award recipients and their faculty mentors:

Naomi Jones (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rewa Burnham)
Research Topic: Study of similarities between the radical activities of contemporary women and black historical figures.

Adonis Mokom (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kimberly Monroe)
Research Topic: Comparative study of the historical factors that have influenced the black power identity of the Black Panthers in the U.S. and in the U.K.

Erhuvwu Orhoevwri (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Child)
Research Topic: Examine the portrayal of Nigerian women over time by various Nigerian authors.

Rosa Reyes (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven Gable)
Research Topic: Investigate the impact of inefficient allocation of resources on HIV/STI rates among certain populations in the District of Columbia.

Fatima Rovira-Moreno (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kerry Luse)
Research Topic: Investigate the use of 3D printing technology in artwork and its role in the reconstruction of paintings and sculptures.

Denisse Santillan (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven Gable)
Research Topic: An ethical analysis of limited government funding for the field of medical marijuana research.

Arlin Tellez (Faculty Member: Dr. James Stocker)
Research Topic: Investigate the impacts of emerging technologies on the deportations of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

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.


Location and Hours
During the COVID-19 emergency, we will not always be able to help you in-person, but we can still help you virtually!  Please see below contacts to stay in touch:

Dr. Sita Ramamurti;

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10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Main Hall- 202
Phone: 202-884-9205

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