Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

  • Overview

    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.

    • Up-to-date laboratory equipment.

    • Student engagement and training in modern methods and practical experience.

  • Curriculum

    The 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

    A 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. 

  • Some of our faculty

    • Emily Lesher

      Assistant Professor of Natural Science

      PhD, Colorado School of Mines

      MS, Colorado School of Mines

      BA, Dartmouth College

    • Jeanne D. Gulnick

      Assistant Professor of Chemistry

      PhD, SUNY at Stony Brook

      MPh, SUNY at Stony Brook

      BA, University of Virginia

    • William C. Hoyt

      Assistant Professor of Chemistry

      PhD, University of Kansas

      MS, University of Kansas

      BS, University of Iowa

    Emily Lesher

    Assistant Professor of Natural Science

    PhD, Colorado School of Mines

    MS, Colorado School of Mines

    BA, Dartmouth College

    Jeanne D. Gulnick

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    PhD, SUNY at Stony Brook

    MPh, SUNY at Stony Brook

    BA, University of Virginia

    William C. Hoyt

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    PhD, University of Kansas

    MS, University of Kansas

    BS, University of Iowa

  • Career Moves

    Prepare for careers in analytical, physical, organic, and agricultural chemistry as well as healthcare, education, and much more. Explore your options here: