Department of Chemistry

BA in Chemistry

Because the chemistry courses in each track are the same for the first two years, it is possible to switch tracks through the junior year. Students considering a chemistry major are strongly urged to consult with a member of the Department of Chemistry faculty to discuss the total program.

To graduate as a chemistry major or minor in any of the programs, a student must earn a grade of C or better in all chemistry courses and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all other courses required for the major.

The minimum number of credits in chemistry and related areas (exclusive of the University's Core curriculum) required for the major in this track: 64-65.

The courses include: CHY 113 and 114; 115 and 116; 233; 251 and 252; 253 and 254; 371; 373 and 374; 470; two of the following five offerings; 345; 351; 377 and 378; 421; 461. In addition PHY 121 and 114; PHY 123 and 116; MAT 152, 153; PHY 261 or a math/computer science course approved by the Chemistry Department are required. At least 12 credit hours beyond the 100-level must be taken within the Chemistry Department at USM.

USM Chemistry Club

The USM Chemistry Club is an ACS Student Chapter that works to educate and entertain students in K-12 about the principles of chemistry through engaging demonstrations.

In addition to performing demonstrations, the USM Chemistry Club presents chemistry research from a variety of fields at the annual national ACS conference.

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