Liberal Studies Program
On July 20, 1985, the state of Missouri charged Truman State
University with serving as the state’s premier public liberal arts and
sciences university. In order to meet this commitment to the people of
Missouri, the Truman faculty and administration created the Liberal
Studies Program, the general education curriculum undergraduates
complete as the foundation of their studies at Truman.
The Liberal Studies Program provides students with a broad
educational experience, focusing on:
- the Essential Skills students should have in order to
succeed in their liberal studies and major course work;
- the multiple Modes of Inquiry by which students may
approach problems and issues in different academic disciplines; and
- the Interconnecting Perspectives that allow students to
understand and appreciate better the knowledge they have gained as a
result of their educational experience at Truman.