Academic Opportunities

The opportunity to discover surprising connections across a wide range of endeavors is one of the hallmarks of the Truman experience. By engaging in multidimensional learning opportunities that go beyond the classroom, you can graduate ready to make an impact on your chosen field.

High-Impact Experiential Learning

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Internships enhance your academic and professional growth by putting your learning into practice in real-world settings. In addition to developing your professional skills and exploring potential careers, you increase your marketability to potential employers.

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Research opportunities allow you to learn more about a specific area of interest, apply your classroom knowledge, and expand your skillset. You also have access to funding opportunities so you can pursue independent and collaborative research on campus, in the community, or even abroad.

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Service Learning
Meaningful and innovative academic experiences provide opportunities for you to make impactful contributions to society. Whether assisting a local agency or volunteering directly, you can be an engaged citizen through service activities integrated into your academic experience.

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Study Abroad
As a Truman student, you have the opportunity to live and study in another country, choosing from more than 50 countries. Some 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

Peace Corps Prep Program

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

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Summer Programs
You can pursue even more of your interests by enrolling in five- or eight-week-long summer sessions, which include online classes and convenient scheduling that still leaves vacation time in between semesters.

Honor Scholars at Truman
Honors Scholar Program
You’re invited to join a group of Truman students interested in taking challenging courses that allow you to explore in-depth topics with a more sophisticated viewpoint than the introductory-level courses. As an Honors Scholar, you receive recognition on your diploma and transcript and an Honors Scholar Medal.

McNair Program
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.

Additional Academic Resources

Academic Support Services

A wide range of support services are available to help ensure you have a smooth transition from high school to Truman and beyond starting with the helpful staff members in the Center for Academic Excellence who provide academic advising to all first-year students. Other academic resources include:

  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Center for International Students
  • Language Learning Center
  • Office of Student Access and Disability Services
  • Pickler Memorial Library
  • Writing Center

Truman Institute for Academic Outreach

The Truman Institute provides learning experiences that extend beyond the traditional borders and offers programs for:

  • pre-college learners in K-12 programs
  • professional development
  • continuing education
  • and much more

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