The Wonders of Truman
Home of the Bulldogs, Truman State University was founded in 1867 and although its
name has changed seven times in its 150 years of existence, Truman's prestigious reputation and
critically and globally minded graduates have not. Truman is named after the only Missouri
president, Harry S. Truman.
Truman State's Liberal Studies Program emphasizes three areas: essential skills such as public speaking, critical thinking, and personal well-being; modes of inquiry including fines arts, literature, mathematics, and science; and interconnecting perspectives which allow students to build upon, understand,
and appreciate knowledge they have gained. With nearly 6,000 undergraduate students, Truman
offers approximately 50 undergraduate degrees and supports over 240 on-campus clubs and