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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry


With this major, students will acquire important skills and methods for scientific research, analysis, and synthesis.

The major in chemistry provides students with the academic basis for careers in biochemistry, food science, forensic science, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, and other scientific fields. It also prepares students for graduate work in chemistry or in other science fields.

At a Glance

  • Routinely work one-on-one with faculty members.
  • Small class size.
  • Fully equipped laboratory.
  • Student engagement and training in modern methods and practical experience.


he Bachelor of Science in Chemistry combines a classic liberal arts education with the scientific study of chemistry. Courses include principles of chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, advanced inorganic chemistry, and more.

The Bachelor of Science and Secondary Education

The chemistry and secondary education program is the basis for a career as a high school teacher of chemistry. Students who aspire to teach high school chemistry also take a series of education courses in the secondary education minor, and successfully complete a semester of student teaching in their senior year. This course of study has been approved by the State of Maine Department of Education and allows students to apply for certification as high school teachers. Students from other states should work with their secondary education advisor to secure current certification requirements for those states.

Chemistry Minor

minor in Chemistry is available and requires students to take 20 credits of course work, including principles of chemistry I and II, organic chemistry I and II, and one elective.

Sustainability Studies Minor

minor in Sustainability Studies is available and requires students to take 20 credits of course work.

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Meet Our Faculty


Emily Lesher
Emily LesherAssistant Professor
PhD, Colorado School of Mines
MS, Colorado School of Mines
BA, Dartmouth College
Yi Jin Kim Gorske
Yi Jin Kim GorskeAssistant Professor
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, University of California, Berkeley
Ryan Dorland
Ryan DorlandAssistant Professor
PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston
MS, University of Minnesota Duluth
BS, Minnesota State University Mankato


Prepare for careers in analytical, physical, organic, and agricultural chemistry as well as healthcare, education, and much more.
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