A minor in history allows students to explore a specific interest in the cultures, politics, and lore of Africa, the Ancient World, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States, all while sharpening their writing and analytical skills.
- 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
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.
Explore an expansive world
Students have the opportunity to engage in research through the required major seminar, independent study and an honors program. Trinity university...
Trinity history students have interned in museums, at historical landmarks, and government offices across San Antonio, Texas, and beyond.
History students are encouraged to study abroad, visiting the sites they read about in the textbooks and bringing history to life.
Omega Tau is Trinity University's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society which aims to enhance Trinity...
The Philip F. Detweiler Prize For Excellence in Historical Writing recognizes excellence for long essays
The Frances Kellam Hendricks Prize recogni...
The department regularly sponsors events which draw visiting speakers ranging from professors to activists.
When You Graduate
Turn a new page
A history minor demonstrates strong skills in writing, research, problem solving, and critical thinking to future employers, graduate programs, or law schools. Graduates have pursued programs in specialized history fields, or in law or public policy.
Arriving at Trinity with no idea of a major, Khaniya found Trinity’s liberal arts curriculum to be “a Godsend.” She relied on her adviser and mentor, history professor Carey Latimore, and senior classmates to help find the right path for her. As it turned out, “every history class I took just sold...
Trinity senior Jamiless Lopez works in the Special Collections and Archives department in the Coates Library and is also a TaP partner (Tigers as Partners) for the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning.
When Susan Naylor’s return flight from Africa touched down in San Antonio earlier this month, she was headed home from her second trip to Togo in seven years.
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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