Dean’s Welcome

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

Dr. Sita Ramamurti;

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.

Mellon Summer Research Awardees

Congratulations to the students who were awarded a Mellon Foundation Award for Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities this summer.  Click here for more information about the Mellon Award.

Jessi Alexander (Faculty Mentor: Sr. Mary Johnson)
Research Topic: Impact of healthcare professions in the 117th Congress

Katherine Dunkley (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kaitlin Wellens)
Research Topic: Comparative study of the health communication strategies for COVID-19 in the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand

Shama Nathan (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bill Beverly)
Research Topic: Effects of body dysphoria, race and gender on women living in Washington, DC

Sofia Ocampo-Morales (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Allen Pietrobon)
Research Topic: Interconnectedness of sport and activism through media and

Sholachauntel Shoda (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kimberly Monroe)
Research Topic: Evolution and impact of Go-Go music on the political, social, and
cultural space that was once called “Chocolate City” and the African Diaspora

May Term, Summer and Fall 2021 Registration

Registration for May Term, Summer and Fall is ongoing. We encourage you to register to help stay on track toward graduation!  Trinity’s campus remains open and professional advisors are available between 9am and 5pm daily to help with your academic plan. 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.

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 is the science of life, and the relationship of living beings with the environment.
Through the study of living systems from the tiniest cell to enormous ecosystems, a biology degree from Trinity prepares you for your choice of careers.
Business Administration (B.A.)
An interdisciplinary approach to understanding sustainability, diversity, and consumerism in todays world
Learn how chemistry connects the physical, life, and applied sciences, as it shapes the world around us.
Shape the world around you by shaping the messages that people hear -- in your own community or around the globe -- and promote democracy, good leadership, and social justice.
Community Education
Prepare yourself for a satisfying career in community-based organizations that engage a variety of educational services to our youth.
Criminal Justice (Weekday)
Learn both academic and real-world perspectives on crime: its causation, prevention, and control -- while pursuing a rewarding career in the criminal justice system.
Early Childhood Education
Believe in the possibilities for all young children and in your role as an early childhood education teacher in realizing and expanding these possibilities.
Education Programs
Become a teacher and make a positive impact on young students lives – Trinity’s education programs prepare you to become certified as an educator in many different settings, each offering the opportunity to show children all the possibilities that exist for them.
Elementary Education
Help shape the future of your community and your world as an elementary teacher.
With the ability to read attentively and write curiously, clearly, and confidently, a good English graduate can win an argument without ever raising her voice.
Forensic Science
Gain a solid foundation in both the biology and the chemistry necessary for many forensic investigations along with applications relevant to crime labs.
Global Affairs
Gain the skills required to engage, lead, and serve on the global stage.
Health Services B.A.
Trinity's Health Services degree prepares future health care leaders to confidently navigate the health care system and enact positive change.
Pursue your dream career and take advantage of access to world-class research facilities and collections, such as the Library of Congress and the National Archives.
Human Relations
Study and understand human behavior from both a psychological and a sociological perspective -- and take that knowledge to a career anywhere you dream.
International Affairs
Turn your curiosity about the world and commitment to the cause of social justice into a lifetime career
Journalism and Media Studies
Prepare to face the challenge of keeping up with the latest trends, technologies, and industry debates as you learn the skills for today’s media workplaces.
Gain the ability to translate and represent real-world problems in mathematical language and notation, and turn that into a lifelong career!
Nursing, B.S.N. (Pre-Licensure)
Our students focus initially on liberal arts courses that provide a framework for their chosen major in nursing.
Occupational Therapy Assistant (O.T.A.-B.)
Occupational therapy helps people across the lifespan engage in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Political Science
study politics and government while actively participating in the political process, and develop much-needed dedication and leadership qualities that can help form a more just society.
Psychology (Weekday)
Prepare for a career of discovery and challenging stereotypes in mental health and human services fields through a solid foundation in research, theory, and practical skills.
Through an understanding of social constructs and cultural biases and norms, Trinity's sociology degree empowers you to make positive changes in your community and the world at large.

Minor Programs

Students may be interested in pursuing a focused area of study outside of their major program of study. The academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences provide for this interest by offering program minors in the following areas: