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:
By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) attended its second tournament of the 2014-2015 with strong performances and two qualifications for the National Forensic Association championships in April. Six members of the Truman Forensic Union traveled to Illinois to compete at the annual 74-Swing jointly hosted by Bradley […] Read More →
A critical historical assessment of the formation of Alpha Epsilon Rho (AERho) was presented by Dr. Mark Smith at the fall meeting of the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association in Jefferson City, Mo. The paper chronicles the early years of the broadcast honorary that was founded at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., in 1941. Dr. Sherman […] Read More →