Chemistry Major

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Chemists are making exciting discoveries every day which improve our lives. As a chemistry major at Truman, you become part of this tradition. Programs offered include chemistry, pre-allopathic medicine, pre-osteopathic medicine and pre-pharmacy, and you earn a Bachelor of Science in chemistry certified by the American Chemical Society.

Get in the Lab Early On

At Truman, you experience the best of both worlds — facilities you’d expect at a larger institution with access to professors you get at a smaller school. Magruder Hall has eight teaching labs, 10 research labs and four shared instrument facilities. Working alongside your professors, you gain hands-on experience with modern techniques and instrumentation.

Our research labs are designed so that you can work on your own projects and also see the work being done by others. You can also present your research results at regional and national scientific meetings and conferences, as well as the Student Research Conference held on campus.

Build A Professional Network

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At Truman, you start making connections for your future—from participating in professional internships to joining organizations like the student chapter of the American Chemical Society, Alpha Chi Sigma professional fraternity, and the American Medical Student Association.

Your broad exposure to the five fundamental  areas of chemistry — organic, physical, analytical, inorganic and biological chemistry — prepares you for a wide range of careers, such as education, biochemistry, chemical engineering, health-related professions, and more. Chemistry also prepares you for further education in medical school, optometry school, dental school or pharmacy school.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in chemistry.

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Eli Riekeberg
Truman has done a phenomenal job preparing me for graduate school…I’ve taken chemistry classes in almost every field that exists…and I’ve got a solid foundation on everything which is what graduate schools love to see.
Eli Riekeberg, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
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After considering a variety of factors, including recent campus surveys, the number of active cases in Adair County, the advice of public health professionals and CDC guidance, Truman will continue the current mask policy and will review and reevaluate the policy by Nov. 5.

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September 20, 2021

In an effort to increase vaccination rates, the University is implementing two incentive programs – one for student groups and another for employees. Student clubs/organizations, athletic teams and residence halls are eligible to receive a cash award for their group if 85% of the registered members have verified being vaccinated with the University. For employees, the incentive program includes the possibility of an additional two paid days off.

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