Major/Minor
Chemistry Department
The Chemistry program offers a solid foundation in chemical principles and introduces the techniques and practices of modern chemistry through hands-on laboratory experience. Opportunities for original student research and creative experimentation facilitated by faculty are encouraged.
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Program Location

Available Majors

  • Chemistry

Available Minors

  • Chemistry

Additional Study Options

Four-Year Plan (Women's College only)

Below is a sample program of study for the business major. Students should select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor. See course description for prerequisites and corequisites.

Fall Spring
First Year
NDMU-100 Perspectives in Education  4 BUS-334 Teamwork and Negotiation  3
ECO-212 Microeconomics 3 ECO-211 Macroeconomics 3
ENG-101 College Writing 3 Foreign Language (if required) 3
BUS-105 Create Your Future: Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship 3 General Education/Electives 6
Foreign Language 3 Computer Competency Completed  
[15 credits] [15 credits]
Second Year
BUS-253 Financial Accounting I 3 BUS-254 Managerial Accounting II 3
BUS-303 Principles of Marketing  3 BUS-310 Professional Communication 3
BUS-302 Principles of Management 3 BUS-225 Data Analysis for Business Decisions 3
General Education/Electives 6 General Education/Electives 6
[15 credits] [15 credits]
Third Year
BUS-321 Corporate Financial Management 3 BUS-350 International Business 3
BUS-304 Legal Environment of Business I 3 BUS-400 Leadership  3
Gen. Ed./Electives and/or Accounting concentration and/or Business electives 9 Gen. Ed./Electives and/or Accounting concentration and/or Business electives 9
[15 credits] [15 credits]
Fourth Year
ECO-402 Money and Banking 3 BUS-432 Advanced Business Policy 3
BUS-360 Business Research 3 BUS-461 Business Practicum 4
Business Elective or Accounting Concentration 3 Business Elective or Accounting Concentration 3
General Education/Electives 6 General Education/Electives 6
[15 credits] [16 credits]

Note: Business electives in management, marketing, finance, international business or human resources management may be taken in junior year if prerequisites are completed.

Five-Year Accounting Dual Degree

The Dual-Degree Accounting program is an accelerated pathway for qualified students to earn both a Bachelor of Arts in Business from NDMU and a Master of Accounting from Loyola University Maryland in just five years.

Eligible Notre Dame students can apply for Loyola’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) program at the end of the third year, using a fast-tracked admissions process that requires only an online application, resume, and transcripts. It also saves time and money by waiving the application fee, GMAT/GRE scores, essays, and recommendation letters that would otherwise be required.

First Three Years

  • Complete core Business major courses, including Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting
  • Complete all required courses within the accounting emphasis, including Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Complete electives, including either Tax Accounting or Corporate Tax Accounting and Auditing
  • Maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all accounting courses
  • At end of year three, apply to Loyola’s MAcc program

Year Four

  • Complete all requirements of the BA at NDMU Year Five
  • Begin MAcc program in summer or fall
  • Complete all program requirements for a General MAcc or a focus on Tax or Data Analytics
Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the program, you will be able to:​

  1. Integrate quantitative and qualitative skills to solve problems and support decision making;
    1. Use economic, mathematical, statistical and probability concepts to analyze solve business problems.
    2.  Demonstrate critical thinking ability in identifying, analyzing and solving problems and in formulating and evaluating solutions. 
    3. Craft sustainable solutions to business problems using multiple frames of reference.
  2. Demonstrate effective leadership skills in a team environment;
    1. Display effective, ethical leader or member of a team and group interactions.
    2. Exhibit skill in communication, cooperation, group process, conflict resolution, giving feedback, and negotiation to contribute to team effectiveness and efficiency in achieving organizational goals.
  3. Communicate effectively in all business environments with different types of media;
    1.  Demonstrate professional, persuasive, analytical, logical, and effective oral communications.
    2.  Demonstrate professional, persuasive, analytical, logical, and effective written communications.
  4. Use technology to enhance business productivity and the quality of decision making.
    1. Conduct effective primary and secondary research to support decision making.
    2. Gather, analyze, use, and present information to make better business decisions.

Program Accreditation

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small classes, lectures and seminars explore current trends and provide a climate for individualized learning.

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Alum

Rebecca Rotthaas

Connecting Me to My First Research Job

Alum, NDMU Class of 2018
Biology, Chemistry
I got my first research experience at Notre Dame working in the biology department. I can credit the University with connecting me to the lab I’m going to be working in this year. I first started working in [the] lab through NDMU’s Sister Alma program…Now, I’m looking forward to completing some of the research projects I’ve been working on over the past year and hopefully getting my work published. What’s Next for Rebecca: Johns Hopkins University Department of Neuroscience, Research Assistant

Research & Internship Opportunities

As a chemistry major, you are encouraged to pursue pursue internships, contribute to professional conferences and symposia, attend meetings of the Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society (held on campus and locally), and participate in chemistry department seminars and other events.

Opportunities to present your work include Notre Dame's annual research symposium in April, Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day, and at local and national meetings featuring undergraduate research. 

Examples of Research Opportunities

Faculty-Student Collaborations

  • Jocelyn McKeon and Khara Karpouzie, “Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis: Quantitative Interaction between Flavonoids and Serum Albumin” poster presentation, 2016 Nancy Kreiter Research Day
  • Jocelyn McKeon and Angela Buonaugurio, “Micellar Liquid Chromatography: Affinity Measurements between Sulfonamides and Biomimetic Membranes” poster presentation, St. Joseph University Sigma Xi Research Symposium
  • Jocelyn McKeon and Jessica Sexton, “Ion Chromatography for the Quantitation of Inorganic Ions in Drinking Fountain Water” poster presentation, (University of Maryland, Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium)

We also have special opportunities to work as student lab assistants and in the department’s prep and stockrooms.

Chemistry Careers

We prepare you for employment opportunities in research laboratories, medical and government facilities, pharmaceutical companies and other industries.

Possible Career Opportunities

  • Research
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Education

Interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial opportunities may be created by using the chemistry degree in the context of other fields.

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