Trinity’s German studies program offers intensive language training and a comprehensive study of German literature, art, culture, politics, and ideas. German Studies majors become fluent in the language and can earn credit toward the major in English-language courses on German topics offered in art history, music, philosophy, political science, and theater.

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

Master the language, and explore 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.

Bruce T. Holl
Bruce T. Holl, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor
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Curtis Swope, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Life beyond the language.

Honors Programs

Students can apply for the honors program within the department an can join the Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society.

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

Fluency in the German language opens doors in a competitive global environment

The intellectual rigor and cultural immersion students receive give them an edge in a competitive global world in which flexible, independent thought and intimate knowledge of another culture are desirable commodities.



Armed with extensive knowledge of the German language and opportunities to study abroad, students are well-prepared to launch careers in German-speaking areas of the world.

Career Areas:

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



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