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History, B.A.

33 Credits  |   Main Campus

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.

History students are good detectives; they are curious, able to puzzle out and piece together evidence, and respectful of their “witnesses,” the people of the past. They have a deep curiosity about and insight into human character in all times, places, and cultures. They like to work with many different kinds of texts and enjoy an intellectual challenge.

As a history major, you’ll consider the diversity of thoughts and cultures through courses in U.S., European, and world history across the centuries. Take advantage of access to world-class research facilities and collections, such as the Library of Congress and the National Archives. Trinity has a chapter of the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, and is a member of the Capital Area Association for Peace Studies (C.A.A.P.S.), which gives students the opportunity to present research papers at student conferences.

In your history courses, you’ll develop vital skills in written and oral communication, critical thinking, and research methodology — skills that will serve you in almost any profession.

What You’ll Learn

  • Develop an informed perspective about the varieties and diversity of human experience and about your own cultural traditions
  • Make connections between the past and the issues of the contemporary world
  • Develop an understanding of institutions, ideas, and values different from yours, and, in turn, recognize and deepen your own values
  • Acquire skills in interpretation and synthesis based on systematic inquiry and research, analysis of evidence, and the formation of critical judgment
  • Broad reading, the development of critical perspective, the discipline of research, organizational ability, logical presentation of evidence and conclusions, intuitive insight, understanding of human nature — all these prepare the student for a wide variety of professions
  • Trinity history majors have pursued careers in  law, business, print and broadcast journalism, public relations, teaching, and museum education and curatorial work

Local Internships

Internships coming and will be posted soon.

Global Careers

  • Museum Curator
  • Historic Site Manager
  • Art Historian
  • Journalist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Archivist
  • Grant Writer
  • Demographer
  • Public Administrator
  • Lawyer
  • Civic Leader

GLBL students at the Mexican Cultural Institute

Applying to the History, B.A. Program

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College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).