OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120
Minimum number of credits required to complete the major: BS 49; BS (ACS Certified) 58; BA 43
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A C or higher is required in any course used toward the Chemistry major. A one-time exception may be made for a passing grade of C- or below as long as the overall GPA is met.
Other GPA requirements to graduate: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the major field that are credited toward the major.
Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: BS(ACS Certified): CHY 498 and CHY 499; BS: CHY 492 and CHY 498; BA: CHY 492 and one upper-level chemistry elective; or HON 498/499 on a topic in chemistry and advised by an appropriate faculty member will be accepted as a capstone experience for all students in Chemistry (BA, BS or BS ACS Certified). The thesis proposal form must be signed by the chair of the Department of Chemistry.
Courses satisfying the writing intensive requirement within the major: CHY 393 and CHY 491
Residency Requirement: 15 credits of upper-level Chemistry courses.
Recommended courses: Double Math major should take MAT 259 and 262 in lieu of MAT 258
Contact Information: Alice Bruce, Chair, 154 Aubert Hall, 581-1168, abruce@.maine.edu
The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences page of the catalog.
For more information about our undergraduate and graduate programs, program learning outrcomes, internships, special resources and programs, and career opportunities, see our web site at https://umaine.edu/chemistry/.
Information about the Chemistry major.
The Department of Chemistry offers programs of study leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.