Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Bachelor's degree and above

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Chemistry, General. 400501


The chemistry curriculum, certified by the American Chemical Society, is designed to provide a strong foundation in organic, inorganic, physical, analytical and biological chemistry. Students build on this foundation with in-depth coursework in two or more of these areas. Hands-on work in the lab is an important aspect of a student’s training to be a future chemist. In the laboratory, students learn techniques that will serve them well as they develop their ability to ask good scientific questions and explore possible solutions.

All chemistry majors at the University of Maine conduct independent research with a faculty member and then write a thesis about their project. UMaine is the only university in the state that offers graduate programs in chemistry. The presence of graduate students offers a unique and valuable experience for our undergraduate chemistry majors who work closely with the graduate students and faculty in research labs. Many of our majors have been co-authors on scientific presentations and publications.

The Department of Chemistry offers a number of scholarships to majors in chemistry, which are awarded on the basis of merit and academic standing (senior, junior, etc.). Students who are interested in a chemistry teaching career may apply for the ACS-Hach Scholarship.

The Department is committed to providing its students with instruction in the most modern practice of chemistry through ongoing curriculum development. The Department provides preparation for careers in the chemical industry and high school teaching, for medical, pharmacy and other professional schools, and for graduate work in chemistry. Undergraduate research provides majors with a close working relationship with one or more faculty members and their research groups.




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


University of Maine

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

1 - Northeastern Workforce Board

Type of Attainment:

Bachelor's Degree

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Scholarship, Grant, Work-Study, Loan

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition

$9,240.00 Credit Hours

Other Fees

$11,286.00 Room & Board

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$30,030.00 Credit Hours

Registration Fee

$2,504.00 Credit Hours

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

11-9121.00Natural Sciences Managers
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



Orono, ME 04469, Orono, Maine 04469

Phone Number

(207) 581-1561

Last Updated

Mar 31, 2021


May 06, 2016