Social Sciences

UMA’s Social Science program provides students with a curriculum and supports to increase their knowledge and skills in the social sciences. The program offers courses supporting UMA’s General Education requirements and in depth training for social science majors. The program is committed to supporting institution wide research literacy and engaging in applied social science research projects. The program delivers its curriculum using a range of hybrid designs, to students on campuses and at a distance. UMA's Social Science program is an online degree program.

Degree Offered: B.A.

Social Sciences

The UMA Social Science program offers a number of areas of concentration to students who are taking courses for the B.A. in Social Science, and further organizes course content for students regardless of whether they are pursuing a Social Science degree.


The Gerontology and Psychology concentrations in the Social Science program at the University of Maine at Augusta are designed for Social Science B.A. students who wish to focus their study in one substantive area, with that choice of focus reflected on an official transcript.

Education Pathways

The University of Maine at Augusta provides pathways to Maine teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (B-5), Elementary Education (K-8), Secondary Education (7-12), and Special Education (K-12). Learn more about teacher preparation pathways at UMA here.


At UMA, a certificate may be pursued in conjunction with any other degree program. The Social Media Certificate relies strongly on social science curricula and is coordinated from within the social science program.