Chemistry Curriculum

Curricular Requirements

  Credits
CAS Core Requirements 42-43
  Credits
Program Required Courses  
CHE 110 - General Chemistry I 4
CHE 111 - General Chemistry II 4
CHE 210 - Organic Chemistry I 5
CHE 211 - Organic Chemistry II 5
CHE 280/280L - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHE 307 - Quantitative Analysis 5
CHE 350 - Biochemistry I: Proteins 5
CHE 370 - Physical Chemistry I 4
CHE 371 - Physical Chemistry II 3
CHE 375 - Advanced Laboratory 2
CHE 401 Seminar 1
CHE 407 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis 5
MAT 190 - Calculus I (included in core requirements) 4
MAT 195 - Calculus II 4
MAT 200 - Calculus III 4
PHY 210 - University Physics I 4
PHY 211 - University Physics II 4
   
 

Additional program courses (program electives) 

Minimum one course (3 cr) from the following:

 

 
CHE 320 - Mechanistic Organic Chemistry 3
CHE 380 - Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHE 405 - Medicinal Chemistry 3
CHE 410 - Research I 1 - 4
CHE 420 - Spectroscopic Methods of Structural Analysis 3
 Minimum Program Credits 65
Open elective credits (as needed to reach 120 credits) variable
Minimum Required Total Credits  120

Secondary Education Certification

The bachelor of science degree in chemistry program is modified for students who wish to become middle or high school teachers (grades 7-12) in the area of physical sciences. While providing a solid foundation in the important areas of chemistry, this curriculum includes extensive coursework in education, which, when combined with the secondary teaching internship, will meet standards for State of Maine teacher certification upon completion of the degree program. This program is approved by the State of Maine Board of Education. The program provides a sufficiently strong chemistry base that graduates will be well-prepared for entry-level laboratory positions and also for entry into programs of advanced study.

  Credits
CAS Core Requirements 42-43
  Credits
Program Required Courses  
CHE 110 - General Chemistry I 4
CHE 111 - General Chemistry II 4
CHE 210 - Organic Chemistry I 5
CHE 211 - Organic Chemistry II 5
CHE 280/280L - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHE 307 - Quantitative Analysis 5
CHE 310 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry* 4
CHE 327 - Applied Physical Chemistry** 3
MAT 190 - Calculus I (included in university core requirements) 4
PHY 110 - General Physics I*** 4
PHY 111 - General Physics II**** 4

*(CHE 350 + CHE 351) may be substituted for CHE 310
** (CHE 370 + CHE 371) may be substituted for CHE 327
*** PHY 210 may be substituted for PHY 110
**** PHY 211 may be substituted for PHY 111

 
   
 Flexible Required Program Courses
Select a minimum of two courses below, at east one of which must be a CHE course. Consult with your academic advisor for approval of advanced CHE courses not listed below.
 
CHE 309 - Introduction to Instrumental Analysis 4
CHE 351 - Biochemistry II: Bioenergetics and Metabolism 3
CHE 371 - Physical Chemistry II 3
CHE 405 - Medicinal Chemistry, or 3
CHE 420 - Spectroscopic Methods of Structural Analysis 3
ENV 230 - Environmental Geology 4
BIO 360 - Oceanography 4
Sub Total of Flexible Program Required Courses  6-8
Minimum Program Credits  47-49
   
Education Required Courses   
EDU 105 - Culture of Schools 3
EDU 133 - American Education 3
EDU 202 - Curriculum Theory and Design 3
EDU 220 - Exceptionality in the Classroom 3
EDU 330 - Educational Psychology and Classroom Management 3
EDU 346 - Technology in the Secondary Classroom
(Part of internship semester)
1
EDU 430 - Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDU 437 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Science 3
EDU 486- Secondary or Art Education Practicum 3-4
EDU 492 - Secondary Internship or Seminar 15
   
Minimum Required Education Credits 40 - 41
Open electives credits (as needed to reach 129 credits) variable
Minimum Required Total Credits  129