Liberal Arts & Sciences Education

Truman offers a strong liberal arts and sciences education that develops versatile thinkers and proactive doers. With our distinctive blend of broad foundational perspectives and highly specialized academic programming, you’re encouraged to explore your interests and pursue your passions.

A Truman education is designed to build on the University’s liberal arts and sciences objectives, especially with respect to furthering your higher-order thinking skills and fostering opportunities for exploration. Through the spirit of discovery, Truman teaches you how to turn your interests into a career and prepares you for the complexities of our modern world.

Regardless of the area of study you choose to pursue, our core curriculum, called the Dialogues, teaches skills that last a lifetime. Our educational philosophy pushes you to chase your goals, build your future, and make a difference in your community and beyond.

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Sumter, Cody 2017

If you have a full, well-rounded liberal arts education, you have the ability to tackle problems from a lot of different angles.

Cody Sumter, Class of 2010