Chemistry Field Guide

Student Field Guide

Note: This guide is intended primarily for Truman State University students but can be of use to everyone.

The links below point you to many useful items that will aid your success in the chemistry program at Truman. Some of the links point to items that have been prepared locally, but others point to sites that the faculty think may be useful as well. If you come across an item that you think would be useful to include, or if you run into dead links, please let Dr. Brian Lamp know.

In need of help outside of your professor’s office hours? Try the folks at the Chemistry Contact Center!

Truman Students: If you’ve successful advanced level research experience, you may be considered for an Outstanding Chemical Researcher Award.

Course prerequisite, corequisite, and availability information for all chemistry courses is available in is table.

Click here for an example of a generic four-year schedule that satisfies the requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry as well as the Liberal Studies Plan (LSP). Also see outcomes and objectives for the x45 seminar program.

chemlab.truman.edu. This constantly evolving compilation of information is a very useful resource for any student in a chemistry laboratory. Here you will find guides for things like:

  • Laboratory Safety
  • The Laboratory Notebook
  • Before Laboratory
  • Instrumentation
  • Data Analysis with information on topics such as preparing graphs, statistics and tips for using Excel®.
  • Writing Laboratory Reports
  • Course-specific links

Guidelines for CHEM 443, Advanced Chemistry Research. Deadlines and a guide for preparing your proposal and research report.

Is CHEM 320 or CHEM 329/331 the right option for you? Please read this document to see if a one-semester or two-semester organic course is most appropriate for your academic program and career plans.

Considering a career in medicine? Check out “A Brief Guide for Truman Pre-Medical Students” prepared by Truman’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMMSA).

Protocol for NMR sample submissions, with a downloadable NMR Experiment Request Form.