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Chemistry

  • The Chemistry (CHEM) program prepares students for entry into graduate and/or professional schools and for productive careers in the chemical sciences. Through laboratory and classroom experiences, it provides students a fundamental understanding of chemical principles while exposing them to current trends in the discipline. Through the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, the student develops the ability to think independently and critically.

    Undergraduate students can earn a four-year Baccalaureate of Science (B.S.) in one of four tracks: Chemistry, ACS certified; Chemistry, pre-medicine/pre-dentistry, ACS certified, Chemistry, without ACS Certification, or Chemistry Teaching (NSTA certified).

    Of the 120 semester credit hours required for graduation, 49 credits are core chemistry courses, 7 are chemistry electives, 15 are supportive courses, 6 are free electives, and 43 come from the general education curriculum. Supportive courses in math and computer science and a semester of undergraduate research follow the ACS guidelines and are required for all chemistry majors.


    Chemistry Degrees

    Chemistry (ACS Certification), B.S.

    Chemistry (without ACS Certification), B.S.

    Chemistry Honors (ACS Certification), Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry Track, B.S.

    Chemistry Education (Teaching), B.S.


    Accreditation

    The Chemistry Program has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) since 2003. ACS approval is nationally recognized as a mark of excellence for undergraduate chemistry programs and allows UMES to certify its undergraduate degrees. The Chemistry Education degree is certified by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).


    For additional information on the Chemistry programs, please contact:

    Victoria Volkis, Ph.D., Associate Professor

    Department of Natural Sciences

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    Princess Anne, MD 21853

    Email: vvolkis@umes.edu


    For additional information on the Chemistry Education program, please contact:

    Madhumi Mitra, Ph.D., Professor

    Department of Natural Sciences

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    Princess Anne, MD 21853

    Email: mmitra@umes.edu