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 covering a beat for the student newspaper or 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:
The Truman State speech and debate team brought back 16 trophies in late January from the semester kick-off at Webster University. The team entered all 6 Lincoln-Douglas debaters in open, a field that included 51 competitors from places such as Lafayette University and Western Kentucky University—some of the top debate programs in the nation. Senior […] Read More
Professor Don Krause and Dr. Mark Smith shared the findings of a critical media study with members of the College Media Association in late October. The two communication faculty co-authored a study of how police used Twitter in the aftermath of the bombings at the annual Boston Marathon in 2013. The study closely examined how Boston Police tweets gradually […] Read More