At Truman, you can throw yourself into your intellectual passions with a wide variety of options to build the foundation you need for success in any future pursuit. Learning extends far beyond the classroom—and the traditional semesters—with opportunities to explore learning in new and exciting ways, in new and exciting places.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Truman considers internships to be a critical part or your academic and professional growth by putting your learning into practice in real-world settings. This type of experiential learning builds professional skills, increases your marketability to potential employers, and helps solidify your career plans.

Truman is committed to offering students research opportunities so you can learn more about the world around you.  As an undergraduate student at Truman, you can work closely with a faculty mentor to engage in research to learn more about a specific area of interest, apply classroom knowledge, and expand your skill set. Undergraduates have numerous funding opportunities through fellowships to pursue independent and collaborative research, either on campus, in the community, or even abroad.

Service Learning
By combining community service with your academic study, you make connections across a variety of disciplines that teach the value of making a difference in the world — not simply participating in it.

Study Abroad
As a Truman student, you have the opportunity to live and study in another country, choosing from more than 50 countries. Some of the study-abroad programs require little or no knowledge of a foreign language, while others provide an opportunity for you to enhance your competency in another language.

More Academic Opportunities at Truman

Academic Support Services
Our academic support services fuel student success through advising, workshops, tutoring, disability services, a writing center and more.

Summer Programs
Students can pursue even more of their interests by enrolling in Truman’s five- or eight-week-long summer sessions, which include online classes and convenient scheduling that still leaves time for relaxation and vacation in between semesters.

Honors Scholar Program
Every student at Truman is eligible to participate in this program to explore in-depth topics with a more sophisticated viewpoint than the usual introductory-level courses.

McNair Program
Providing mentoring, tutoring, scholarly activities, and more, this program encourages first-generation students with financial need and underrepresented groups to complete their undergraduate degree and pursue doctoral studies.

Peace Corps Prep Program
No matter what area of study a student pursues at Truman, they can enroll in our Peace Corps Prep Program which offers coursework and field experiences relevant to international service.

Truman Institute
The Truman Institute is a resource for the surrounding community and distance learners serving pre-college learners in K-12 programs, adult learners seeking professional development, continuing education, retirees seeking personal enrichment and much more

Evan - internship at Apple
Truman students participate in internships on campus, in the local community, all across the United States, and around the world.
Study abroad program in India
Truman offers a wide variety of study-abroad programs in locations like India.
Students conduct insect research in Red Barn Park on the Truman campus
Red Barn Park on campus provides a perfect location to conduct insect research.
Students in the Italian Civilization II class examine a 1593 edition of a book as part of their investigation into Early Modern print culture in Italy
Students examine a 1593 edition of a book as part of their investigation into Early Modern print culture in Italy.

I can honestly say that Truman’s academic excellence got me to where I am today and I wouldn’t change a thing. The HES program even helped me to fulfill my desire to complete a medical internship abroad. Truman’s HES program truly invests in their students. My time at Truman will forever be some of the best years of my life!

Elli R. (’12), Exercise Science