If none of the traditional majors are quite what you're after, you can combine your personal passions into a unique course of study. Apply for the Interdisciplinary Studies program and work with Truman faculty members to design your own major.
Interdisciplinary Studies is open to highly motivated students with a clear sense of direction who have completed a full year of classes at Truman with a minimum 2.80 GPA. Transfer students with at least 60 hours must complete one full-time semester at Truman before becoming eligible.
Today’s world demands you not experts with deep and specific knowledge, but also people like you who can coordinate and apply their insights to a variety of intellectual and practical challenges.
When you combine the context and knowledge from other disciplines, you are making a new whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. It helps you pursue practical problems more holistically and delve deeper into your chosen area of study.
For example, Gender Studies requires the insights of psychology, sociology, art, literature, and many others. Understanding the Middle Ages requires knowledge of languages, history, religions, archaeology, and other disciplines. Work closely with faculty to create your own field of study.
Lively Learning Community
At Truman, you will collaborate with other high-caliber students in class - over lunch in the Student Union Building, on the Quad, and in the many group study areas scattered around campus. Our low 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio means that, even as a first year student, professors will teach your classes and work side-by-side with you on research.
Perhaps you will write a paper about a Greek temple, then travel to Greece for study abroad and stand in the shadow of that temple. Start expanding your professional network through internships and student organizations for a chance to meet like-minded peers at meetings and conferences.
Add an Interdisciplinary Minor to Any Major
Even if you choose a more traditional major, you can easily supplement it with one of Truman's fifteen interdisciplinary minors:
Whatever your interest, there's a place for you here.
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