Academic Information

Undergraduate Programs

Liberal Education: Interdisciplinary Exploration and Integration

Truman’s Dialogues curriculum provides each student with a strong liberal arts education of requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Regardless of a student’s academic major, The Dialogues commits Truman to helping students develop the skills needed for life-long learning and an engaged future, to supporting breadth of inquiry across the traditional liberal arts and sciences, and to emphasizing interconnecting perspectives that stress interdisciplinary thinking and multiple cultural perspectives.

The Major: Focus and Depth

Each undergraduate major is designed to build on and be integrated with the University’s liberal arts objectives, especially with respect to furthering students’ higher-order thinking skills and fostering opportunities for independent research and exploration.

Baccalaureate Degree Programs

• Accounting (BS)
• Agricultural Science (BS)
• Art (BA)
• Art (BFA) with concentration in: Design
• Art (BFA) with concentration in: Studio Art
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BS)
• Biology (BA)
• Biology (BS)
• Business Administration (BA)
• Business Administration (BS)
• Chemistry (BS)
• Classics (BA)
• Communication (BA)
• Communication Disorders (BA)
• Communication Disorders (BS)
• Computer Science (BS)
• Creative Writing (BFA)
• Economics (BA)
• Economics (BS)
• English (BA)
• Exercise Science (BS)
• Health Science (BS)
• History (BA)
• History (BS)
• Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)
• Interdisciplinary Studies (BS)
• Justice Systems (BS)
• Liberal Studies (BA)
• Liberal Studies (BS)
• Linguistics (BS)
• Mathematics (BA)
• Mathematics (BS)
• Modern Language (BA)
• Music (BA) (General)
• Music (BA) (Pre-Certification)
• Music (BA) with concentration in: Liberal Arts
• Music (BM) with Emphasis Groups
• Music Therapy (BS)
• Nursing (BSN)
• Philosophy and Religion (BA)
• Philosophy and Religion (BS)
• Physics (BA)
• Physics (BS)
• Political Science and International Relations (BA)
• Political Science and International Relations (BS)
• Psychology (BA)
• Psychology (BS)
• Sociology/Anthropology (BA)
• Sociology/Anthropology (BS)
• Statistics (BA)
• Statistics (BS)
• Theatre (BA)

Other Undergraduate Programs

• Army ROTC
• Honors Scholar Program
• Physics – Dual Degree Program
• Physics – Pre-Engineering
• Pre-Education
• Study Abroad

Minor Programs

• Actuarial Science Minor
• African and African Diaspora Studies Minor
• Agricultural Business Minor
• Agricultural Studies Minor
• Animal Science Minor
• Anthropology Minor
• Applied Linguistics Minor
• Art History Minor
• Art Studio Minor
• Asian and Asian American Studies Minor
• Astronomy Minor
• Biology Minor
• Business Administration Minor
• Chemistry Minor
• Child Studies Minor
• Chinese Minor
• Classical Studies Minor
• Cognitive Science Minor
• Communication Minor
• Computer Science Minor
• Creative Writing Minor
• Design Minor
• Disability Studies Minor
• Economics Minor
• Education Minor
• English Minor
• Environmental Studies Minor
• Equine Studies Minor
• Film Studies Minor
• Folklore Minor
• Foreign Language Teacher Preparation Minor
• Forensic Science Minor
• French Minor
• French Minor for the Professions
• French Minor in Translation
• German Minor
• Greek Minor
• History Minor
• Information Systems Minor
• International Studies Minor
• Italian Studies Minor
• Japanese Minor
• Jazz Studies Minor
• Justice Systems Minor
• Latin Minor
• Linguistics Minor
• Mathematical Biology Minor
• Mathematics Minor
• Medieval Studies Minor
• Military Science Minor
• Museum Studies Minor
• Music Minor
• Musical Theatre Minor
• Musicology Minor
• Philosophy and Religion Minor
• Physics Minor
• Political Communication Minor
• Political Science and International Relations Minor
• Pre-Art Therapy Minor
• Psychology Minor
• Public Administration Minor
• Sociology Minor
• Spanish Minor
• Spanish Minor for the Professions
• Statistics Minor
• Theatre Minor
• Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

Graduate Programs

• Accountancy (MAc)
• Athletic Training (MAT)
• Communication Disorders (MA)
• Counseling: Mental Health Counseling (MA)
• Counseling: School Counseling (MA)
• Data Science and Analytic Storytelling (MS)
• Education (MAE)
• English (MA)
• Gifted Education (MA)
• Leadership (MA)
• Music (MA)

Graduate Certificate

• Graduate Certificate in Data Science

The philosophy of the faculty at Truman promotes one-to-one interaction and an “open door” office policy. Truman’s faculty displays a strong commitment to quality teaching and to serving as positive role-models in and out of the classroom. Our limited enrollment allows for an approximate 16:1 student/teacher ratio with over three-fourths of our full-time faculty holding doctorates or terminal degrees. Approximately 95 percent of our freshman classes are taught by regular faculty who represent most major graduate institutions in the United States and several graduate institutions abroad. A listing of faculty and their credentials can be found in the University Catalog

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Truman State University has signed formal program-to-program transfer articulation agreements with a number of community colleges.

Truman State University has also entered into agreements with selected graduate schools for programs in health-related areas and law schools: