Trinity’s German minor offers intensive language training and comprehensive study of German literature, art, culture, politics, and ideas. German minors study language and composition as well as German art history, music, philosophy, political science, and theater.

Fast Facts:
  • Study abroad through programs in Berlin and Freiberg
  • Access to rich culture of local German-American community
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What You'll Study

An in-depth look at German language, culture, literature, and history


Providing connections to real-world German communities locally and abroad

Faculty connections to the German diplomatic community in Texas give students the opportunity to learn about real-world leadership.

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Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Acting Chair
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Curtis Swope, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Life beyond the language.

Study Abroad

Studying abroad in Germany, the world’s fourth largest economy, is made easy by Trinity’s close connections to programs in Berlin and Freiberg. 

Student Organizations

The German Club offers students a fun and friendly atmosphere to practice speaking German and join in cultural events on campus and in San Antonio.

When You Graduate

Graduates pair German minor with other disciplines to make a worldwide impact.

Intellectual rigor in the classroom and cultural immersion through study abroad gives students an edge in a competitive global environment.



Combining a German minor with another program gives students an edge in a competitive global world where flexible, independent thought and intimate knowledge of another culture are desirable commodities.

Career Areas:

  • Banking
  • Biology
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Law
  • International business
  • Medicine
  • Military
  • Music




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