English

Hone your writing skills while deepening your appreciation of literature. Through discussion and close personal attention, you’ll develop analytical, critical reasoning, and communication skills highly sought after by employers in many fields. These skills will also provide you with an excellent foundation for graduate study.

Degree Offered: B.A.
Offered on the Augusta and Bangor campuses


 

University College (Centers):

University College is a branch of the Univeristy of Maine System that supports distance education by providing courses and full degree programs at several locations throughout the state so that students can get a university education without having to move away from home.  There are 9 centers located throughout the state of Maine:

Bath / Brunswick

East Millinocket

Ellsworth

Houlton

Norway / South Paris

Rockland

Rumford / Mexico

Saco

 

Sites:

Many of UMA’s online courses can be video streamed at site locations around the state.  Students can also take exams from online courses at designated site locations.  There are 25 sites located throughout the state of Maine:

Augusta
Bethel
Bucksport
Caribou
Deer Isle
East  Sullivan
Eastport
Fairfield

Farmington (Mt. Blue)
Greenville Island Falls
Jackman
Lewiston/Auburn College
Lincoln
Lisbon Falls
Madawaska
Mount Desert

Newport
North Haven
Sherman Station
Skowhegan
Thorndike
Vinalhaven
Winthrop
Wiscasset

Information and Glossary

Online Classes  - courses offered online using computerized learning management system (Blackboard, WebCT, FirstClass), e-mail and the Web for communication, research, and information resources.  (Some online classes may require proctored exams to be taken on campus at a Center or a Site near your home. Policies are determined by professor and are notated in MaineStreet.)


Blended Classes - (a.k.a. hybrid) a combination of some or all of the following: class attendance (on-campus, ITV, or Compressed Video/Polycom) and online learning (Blackboard, WebCT, FirstClass).


ITV - courses offered via Interactive Television that can be viewed/attended real time (synchronous) at Centers or Sites or with Delayed Viewing (asynchronous) at Center or a Site or on your home or office computer at a time after the class has aired.


Compressed Video/Polycom - courses held via video conferencing with two-way video and voice communications.  Classes are viewed/attended real time (synchronous) at Centers statewide, on both the Augusta and Bangor campuses and in some cases with Delayed Viewing (asynchronous). (Delayed Viewing policies are determined by professor and are notated in MaineStreet.)


Delayed Viewing (asynchronous) - courses that can be viewed online after the class has already taken place. Delayed viewing classes are notated as to whether instructor permission is required to watch at home or at your office, or whether you must attend a Center or Site to watch.  (Some courses with delayed viewing options may still require proctored exams to be taken at the regularly scheduled times.  Policies are determined by professor and are notated in MaineStreet.)


Center -  a location where University College, a branch of the University of Maine System, delivers courses and full degree programs from the seven UMS campuses so that students can get a university education without having to move away from home.  There are 9 centers located throughout the state of Maine: Bath / Brunswick, East Millinocket, Ellsworth, Houlton, Norway / South Paris, Penquis Dover-Foxcroft, Rockland, Rumford / Mexico, and Saco.


Site - a location within the state of Maine (often a public school or library) where UMA students can view/attend ITV courses and can take exams.  There are 25 sites throughout the state.  Please view the map for up-to-date locations nearest to you.

 

 

Online & Distance Academic Programming

Click on the slides below to see what programs options are available online and at a distance through UMA. Follow the links to learn more about each academic offering, including Academic Program Checksheets which detail specific program requirements.

 

Key
NEBHE

Program eligible for reduced tuition rate for out-of-state students from some or all New England states.  Click on the icon for more details.

AugustaLocation

Courses offered live, ITV and/or receive on the Augusta campus.

BangorLocation

Courses offered live, ITV and/or receive on the Bangor campus.

StatewideLocation

Courses offered live, ITV and/or receive at University College Centers statewide.

OnlineLocation

Classes offered online.  Some programs may be blended (in-person testing at sites and/or occasional on campus meetings).

 

Click on the slides below for information about each subject.

Accounting

Accounting

Certificate
Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Addiction Studies

Addiction Studies

Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Applied Science

Applied Science

NEBHE

Bachelor of Applied Science

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Behavioral Science

Behavioral Science

Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Business Administration

Business Administration

Bachelor of Science
Associate of Science
Minor

Bachelor Majors: Accounting, Management

Accounting Concentrations: Financial Accounting, Governmental Accounting, and Management Accounting

Management Concentrations: Computer Information Systems, Financial Services, Management, Public Administration, and Small Business

Associate Concentrations: Accounting, Financial Services, Management, Management Information Systems, and Small Business

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Child and Youth Care Practitioner

Child and Youth Care Practitioner

Certificate

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems

Bachelor of Science
Post-Baccalaureate of Science
Associate of Science
Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Customer Services and Telecommunications Level I & II

Customer Services and Telecommunications Level I & II

Certificate

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

NEBHE

Bachelor of Science
Associate of Science

2+2 transfer from Associate degree

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

Early Childhood Services

Early Childhood Services

Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Elementary Education

Elementary Education

Pathway

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Financial Services

Financial Services

Bachelor of Science
Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

Forensic Science (Investigation Focus)

Forensic Science (Investigation Focus)

Certificate

AugustaLocation

OnlineLocation

Geriatric Human Services

Geriatric Human Services

Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

History

History

Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Certificate
Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

OnlineLocation

Human Services

Human Services

Certificate
Minor
(For Bachelors and Associate, see Mental Health and Human Serivces)

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Information and Library Services

Information and Library Services

NEBHE

Bachelor of Science
Associate of Science
Certificate
Minor

all ILS courses offered online only

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Justice Studies

Justice Studies

NEBHE

Bachelor of Science
Post-Baccalaureate of Science
Associate of Science
Minor

Bachelor of Science Concentration: Criminal Justice

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts
Associate of Arts

Bachelor of Arts Students self-design or select a UMA minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

NEBHE

Associate of Science

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

Mental Health and Human Services

Mental Health and Human Services

NEBHE

Bachelor of Science
Post-Baccalaureate of Science
Associate of Science

Bachelor of Science Concentrations: Addiction Studies and Child & Family Services

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Studies

Certificate

all Paralegal Studies courses offered online only

OnlineLocation

Political Science

Political Science

Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

Psychology

Psychology

Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Public Administration

Public Administration

Bachelor of Science
Post-Baccalaureate of Science
Associate of Science
Minor

Bachelor of Science 2+2 transfer from UMA’s Associate degree

Bachelor of Science 2+2 transfer from Associate degrees in Computer Technology, Criminal Justice/Justice Studies, Fire Science, Health Science, and Social or Human Services

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Rehabilitation Therapy

Rehabilitation Therapy

Associate of Science

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

Secondary Education

Secondary Education

Certificate
Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Small Business Management

Small Business Management

Minor

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts Concentrations: Administrative and Organizational Behavior, Gerontology, and Psychology

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Special Education

Special Education

Pathway

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician

Certificate

AugustaLocation

BangorLocation

StatewideLocation

OnlineLocation

 

 

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Business Administration
Degrees offered: B.S, B.A. or A.S.
Offered online and at sites statewide

Acquire a broad knowledge of modern business and management with an opportunity to concentrate in Accounting, Financial Services, Management, or Small Business. The Bachelor’s Program lays the groundwork for a managerial career, offering targeted courses where you can focus on your specific professional goals.

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Information and Library Services
Degree Offered: B.S. and A.S.
Offered online wherever you are

Here’s an outstanding program you can complete from anywhere. Providing a foundation in computer information systems, public service programming, reference and database searching, library technical processes, and more, you’ll be poised for success within the field of library and information services. Related opportunities abound in business, public service, education, and communications.

Computer Information Systems
Degrees Offered: B.S. and A.S.
Offered online and at sites statewide

Immerse yourself in core courses that provide the basic technology skills that will prepare you for more advanced theory and technology training in programming, database administration, systems analysis, network analysis, and Web design and development.

Justice Studies
Degrees Offered: B.S. and A.S.
Offered online wherever you are

If you’re interested in law enforcement, detection and forensics, investigate our Justice Studies Program. Courses in computer science, investigations, and the social sciences will give you the broad background you’ll need, while an internship and electives in family violence, juvenile justice, and advocacy will allow you to specialize in the field that interests you most.

 


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