Academic Excellence

Trinity's beautiful and historic campus symbolizes its long tradition of excellence in liberal arts education. Look a little deeper, and you will find some of the most innovative and forward-looking programs around.

Why Liberal Arts?

Studying the liberal arts and sciences challenges you to be responsible for your own learning. It teaches you to think critically and creatively and to communicate effectively—skills that are the foundation of success in today's knowledge-based economy.

Innovative Interdisciplinary Programs

The College has a host of interdisciplinary programs in the sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences. Some of these are majors, while others complement major fields of study.

Academic Majors

Trinity offers 41 majors in fields ranging from neuroscience to economics, from philosophy to public policy and law. Students also have the option of creating a self-designed major or adding an interdisciplinary or departmental minor.


Trinity is one of the few selective liberal arts colleges to offer an engineering degree accredited by
the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Learning from the City

In partnership with the diverse, hard-working city of Hartford, Trinity has developed wide-ranging opportunities for learning from the surrounding community through classes, internships, and service.

Legislative Internship Program

As the capital of Connecticut, Hartford is the center of state politics and government. Through the Legislative Internship Program, Trinity students can work for members of the Connecticut General Assembly full-time for a semester in tandem with a weekly seminar at Trinity.

Center for Urban and Global Studies

Trinity's new Center for Urban and Global Studies is the first center of its kind at an American liberal arts college. The center represents a way for Trinity to bring together its longstanding urban and international programs—many of which include hands-on, experiential learning—for the benefit of students. It also serves the broader academic community by promoting inquiry and scholarly research.

Study Abroad

With a well-deserved reputation for international courses and an international studies major, Trinity sends students out to explore the world through an extensive study-abroad program. We have our own campus in Rome and Trinity-sponsored international program sites in Barcelona, Cape Town, Paris, Trinidad, Vienna, and Buenos Aires. Through affiliations with other organizations, Trinity makes it possible for students to go virtually anywhere in the world. That includes sites in the United States, such as Trinity/La MaMa Urban Arts in New York City and research and internships in Washington, D.C., among others.

Research Projects

As an undergraduate college, Trinity is able to offer students opportunities to conduct research with their professors. Many students are involved in exciting, original research projects and may participate in professional conferences or co-author papers for publication in academic journals.