About the School of Molecular and Physical Sciences

UNE's School of Molecular and Physical Sciences offers three bachelor's degrees and three minors.

The importance of problem-solving

The School of Molecular and Physical Sciences offers training in fundamental sciences that impact every aspect of our lives. Through studies in Chemistry, Physics, and related disciplines our students explore matter’s chemical and physical properties, the changes it undergoes, and the dynamics that accompany those processes. 
At UNE, you could work in a research lab developing new biomedical materials, or apply the laws of science to push technological frontiers. Whether you find yourself analyzing subatomic particles or designing green energy solutions, you’ll engage in hands-on experiences that prepare you for a lifetime of purpose and discovery.
Graduates with degrees from the School of Molecular and Physical Sciences develop valuable skills in analysis, problem solving, and laboratory experimentation. From here, you'll be able to launch a rewarding career in research, education, technology development, and beyond.

The small class sizes make it so I’ve been able to easily connect with professors...and get more in-depth one-on-one time. It makes it easier to go to office hours or get more familiar with the professors.” —Kayla Archambault ’20

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UNE Student Success by the Numbers


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Global Opportunities

See the World

Take part in our Global Education Programs by spending any semester you choose in France, Iceland, Spain, or at UNE’s own global campus in Morocco. Or select from several shorter travel courses that will take you to Ireland, Kenya, Italy, Mexico, Cuba, or many other exciting locations.

Interested in studying abroad? Make a plan with your advisor.

Snorkeling in Belize on the Surface Under a Rainbow

Beautiful Location

As a student in our School of Molecular and Physical Sciences undergraduate programs, you study on UNE's scenic Biddeford Campus, where the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Recently named the youngest city in Maine, Biddeford and its twin city, Saco, boast an up-and-coming, hip downtown offering delicious eateries, exciting social and cultural events, and more. With the transformation of the old mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Biddeford Campus