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The University of Maine    
  Jan 21, 2018
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President's Message

Welcome to the University of Maine!
President Hunter

Education has the power to markedly change and improve lives. At the University of Maine, we are committed to empowering our more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students to make a difference in their lives and in the world around them through active learning and public service.

UMaine offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic areas, the only Graduate School in the University of Maine System, and one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honors programs. Nationally and internationally recognized faculty, researchers and scholars interact with UMaine students, who come from across Maine, the United States and more than 65 countries, greatly enriching the undergraduate experience.

UMaine is ranked among the National Science Foundation’s top research universities and has been recognized with the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Undergraduate students have opportunities to be active participants in research in the laboratory and in the field. The UMaine student experience includes internships, co-ops, or study abroad or volunteer opportunities, as well as participation in some of the more than 200 student organizations.

The University of Maine is also home to the state’s only Division I athletics program, unique cultural facilities and the state’s largest library. UMaine is committed to developing and sustaining a multicultural and pluralistic educational community. It also is dedicated to environmental stewardship on campus and beyond as part of its leadership in sustainability.

This catalog is a primary source of information as you pursue your academic career at the University of Maine. We welcome you as part of our UMaine community and look forward to seeing just how far your aspirations will take you.

Susan J. Hunter, Ph.D.