As a communication major or minor at Truman, you will pursue the complexities that characterize communication in an advanced, technical, and multicultural world -- fast-paced and ever-changing. We guide you to meet these challenges in and out of the classroom to be a thoughtful, engaged citizen in many walks of life.
At Truman, your classes emphasize the interconnectedness essential for meeting the challenges of the 21st century. Pursue a broad course of study and choose your focus:
Theoretical Base, Practical Experiences.
Freely explore the many fields of communication through student media or other communication organizations—without fighting the large numbers of other students you see at larger schools. From writing for a convergent travel magazine to anchoring newscasts on a weekly TV show; from radio announcing, talk shows, and sports to writing a column for the Truman Media Network (TMN), new experiences await you!
Maybe the university’s nationally competitive Speech and Debate team is your thing. Or join the Ad & PR club or Lambda Pi Eta (our national honorary fraternity). Whatever your interest, there's likely a student organization that offers opportunities to explore communication beyond the classroom in a fun and creative atmosphere.
Our Graduates Succeed
Whether you're planning on grad school or moving straight into the workforce, you'll graduate with a portfolio of real-life experience that gives you the edge over your peers.
Our graduates enter the world beyond Truman in a variety of capacities:
Seventeen members of the Truman State University Forensics team travelled to the University of Central Missouri on October 19-20th and retuned with a second place trophy overall in speech and debate combined sweepstakes points, a first place trophy in debate team sweepstakes, as well as several individual awards. The tournament was split into two halves, […] Read More
The Truman State University Debate and Individual Events team travelled to St. Louis University to participate in Webster University’s Gorlock Tournament. The team returned with several awards in both categories. Junior Myra Milam (Elkland, MO) ranked the top speaker overall at the Gorlock tournament, a mere one point from receiving a perfect score. Teammates junior […] Read More