The opportunity to discover connections across a wide range of endeavors is one of the hallmarks of the Truman experience. By engaging in experiential opportunities that take learning beyond the classroom, you develop transferable skills you can use to meet the needs of the world. These high-impact learning experiences help you make a successful transition from college to career.

Learning By Doing

Student internship at Apple

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.

Research opportunities allow you to learn more about a specific area of interest, apply your classroom knowledge, and expand your skill set. And you have numerous funding opportunities through fellowships to pursue independent and collaborative research, either on campus, in the community, or even abroad.

Volunteers at Big Event
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.

Study abroad in India

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

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.

Students studying on the Quad
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 time for relaxation and vacation in between semesters.

Honor Scholars at Truman
Honors Scholar Program
You are invited to join a group of Truman students who are interesting in taking challenging courses that allow you to explore in-depth topics with a more sophisticated viewpoint than the usual 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
Our academic support services fuel your success through advising, workshops, tutoring, disability services, a writing center and more.

Truman Institute
The Truman Institute serves as a resource for:

  • pre-college learners in K-12 programs (dual enrollment, dual credit, high school enrollment on campus,  home-schooled students, summer programs)
  • adult learners seeking professional development
  • continuing education
  • personal enrichment
  • and more

I had research opportunities that were really helpful during my undergraduate education . . . that made my future employers have a lot of confidence in me going forward. My advice to you would be to let passion and determination guide your major choice. . . . Ultimately, the thing you’ll do best is the thing that you love the most. For me, that was Classics and, for me, that was Truman State University.

Curtis W. (’12), Classics Major