Chemistry Quick Facts

Department: Department of Chemistry in the School of Science and Mathematics
Degrees Offered:

Areas of Chemistry:

  • organic
  • physical
  • analytical
  • inorganic
  • biological

Pursue Chemistry at Truman

  • Research opportunities
  • Small class sizes
  • State-of-the-art labs
  • ACS-certified degree
  • Modern instrumentation
  • Professors teach in the classroom and lab

Student Clubs

  • Women in Chemistry
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS)
  • Alpha Chi Sigma (national chemistry fraternity)
    Other Favorite Clubs for Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy:

    • Student Osteopathic Medical Association
    • American Medical Students Association


Research prepares you for your professional future!

Truman Chemistry Graduates

  • 60% go to graduate school
  • 25% go to medical, dental or pharmacy school
  • 15% join the job force


Freshman Year
1st semester (13 credits)
Chemical Principles I & Lab
Freshman Seminar
Calculus I

2nd semester (15 credits)
Chemical Principles II & Lab
Calculus II
Basic Statistics
Writing as Critical Thinking

Sophomore Year
1st Semester (16 credits)
Intro. To Quant. & Lab
Sophomore Seminar
Organic Chemistry I
Calculus III
Lifetime Health & Fitness

2nd Semester (16 credits)
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I & II Lab
Physics w/ Calculus I & Lab
Fundamentals of Speech

Junior Year
1st Semester (16 credits)
Junior Seminar
Physical Chemistry I & Lab
Physics w/ Calculus II & Lab
Electives (Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar-JINS)

Second Semester (16 credits)
Instrumental Analysis & Lab
Physical Chemistry II & Lab

Senior Year
1st Semester (16 credits)
Biochemistry I
Modern Methods in Biochem.
Senior Seminar
Inorganic Chemistry & Lab
Elect. Adv. Chem. Course

2nd Semester (15 credits)
Elect. Adv. Chem. Course
Undergraduate Research

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