As a chemistry major, you make exciting discoveries and get hands-on experience working alongside your professors and peers to develop a strong foundation in chemistry that can be used to address issues in many areas, such as materials science, medicine, drug design and discovery, environmental science, and many, many more.
Through our curriculum, you develop as a scientist through substantial exposure to the five fundamental areas of chemistry: organic, physical, analytical, inorganic, and biological chemistry, honing thought processes and problem-solving skills that are sought after by employers and graduate and professional schools.
Multiple Career Options
From research and academia to medical school and the workplace, our program prepares you to become a versatile chemist. Recent graduates are working:
- EAG Laboratories
- Federal Drug Administration
- Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Some of the graduate schools our graduates are attending include:
- University of Illinois
- University of Minnesota
- Stony Brook University
- University of Delaware
Regardless of your career goals, Truman offers a high level of preparation. In data collected by the National Science Foundation of baccalaureate origins of Ph.D. graduates (2000-2020), Truman ranked number one for all Masters-level schools (about 1,000 schools) and number 32 for schools at all levels (about 2,000 schools).
Upon graduation, you will meet the American Chemical Society (ACS) requirements for certification.