The major in history expands students’ critical thinking and writing capacities through fresh perspectives on our past and critical, analytical views of our present. Students develop the skills to engage in open-minded examinations of controversial issues, and become excellent writers and communicators.
- Small classes encourage structured conversations
- Interdisciplinary faculty are at the forefront of their fields
- Internships are available at local museums, city departments, and national historic landmarks
What You'll Study
Uncover roots from medieval civilization to modern America
“Once I started taking history classes at Trinity, I was hooked.” - Judy Giesberg ‘88, history major
Storied professors headline department
Faculty bring a personal, pragmatic approach to the subject of history. Students will develop close ties with their professors, receiving personal guidance and feedback on assignments and seeing how impactful research is done at the highest level.
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Honors in History
The Honors Program is a two-semester thesis project intended for history majors who show gifted academic skills as well as a...
Students have the opportunity to engage in research through the required major seminar, independent study and an honors program. Trinity university...
History students are encouraged to study abroad, visiting the sites they read about in the textbooks and bringing history to life.
Trinity history students have interned in museums, at historic landmarks, and government offices across San Antonio, Texas, and beyond. Recent...
Omega Tau is Trinity University's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society which aims to enhance Trinity...
The Donald Everett Outstanding Student in History Award honors the senior major who has made the most significant contribution to the study of the...
The department regularly sponsors events which draw visiting speakers ranging from professors to activists.
When You Graduate
Turn a new page
Majoring in history opens doors to graduate programs in specialized history fields, or in law or public policy. History teaches the research skills necessary for a myriad of careers.
Students leave Trinity prepared to make their mark on the field. From journalism, archiving, and teaching to advocacy, politics, and law, Tigers stand out through skills in critical thinking, strong writing, and innovative problem solving.
Graduate Schools or Programs:
- Historic Preservation
- M.A./Ph.D. in History
- MAT Program
- Campaign aides
- Information managers
- Public Service
Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:
- U.S. Olympic Committee
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