Chemistry

A female student in goggles reviews notes during a chemistry labOur B.S. in Chemistry emphasizes the fundamental aspects of the discipline, including analytical chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and physical chemistry. You do classroom work and laboratory exercises is these subjects, learning important chemical principles and gaining hands-on experience in the classical and instrumental techniques of the discipline.

While our program’s core courses ensure you understand the basics of chemistry, you also have the chance to study select areas of modern chemistry more intensively in advanced elective courses and in the research you conduct in collaboration with a faculty mentor.

Our program stresses the integration of theory and experiment, the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, and the cultivation of oral and written communication skills. It meets the requirements of the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training.

We also offer a minor in Chemistry.

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

Chemistry with Secondary Education Certification

If your goal is to be a middle or high school physical sciences teacher, your program in Chemistry is modified to also include extensive coursework in education, which, when combined with the secondary teaching internship, results in State of Maine teacher certification (grades 7-12) upon graduation.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member.